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Cyrus KING


KING, Cyrus, (half brother of Rufus King), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Scarboro, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts), on September 6, 1772; attended Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and was graduated from Columbia College, New York City, in 1794; studied law; served as private secretary to Rufus King when he was United States Minister to England in 1796; completed law studies in Biddeford, Maine; was admitted to the bar in 1797 and commenced practice in Saco, Maine; served as major general of the Sixth Division, Massachusetts Militia; one of the founders of Thornton Academy, Saco, Maine; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1817); returned to Saco, York County, Maine, where he died on April 25, 1817; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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