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Daniel Putnam KING

(1801-1850)

KING, Daniel Putnam, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Danvers, Mass., January 8, 1801; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Harvard University in 1823; studied law, but did not practice; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives in 1836 and 1837; served in the State senate 1838-1841, and was its president in 1840; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1843 and 1844 and served as speaker in the latter year; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1843, until his death in South Danvers, Mass., July 25, 1850; chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Twenty-eighth Congress), Committee on Accounts (Twenty-ninth through Thirty-first Congresses), Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirtieth Congress); interment in King Cemetery, Peabody, Mass.

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

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