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David Sjodahl KING

(1917-2009)

KING, David Sjodahl, (son of William H. King), a Representative from Utah; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 20, 1917; attended the public schools in Washington, D.C.; graduated from the University of Utah at Salt Lake City in 1937; served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain 1937-1939; graduated from Georgetown University School of Law, Washington, D.C., in 1942; was admitted to the bar in 1942; law clerk to Justice Harold M. Stephens of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1943; returned to Salt Lake City in 1943; counsel for the Utah State Tax Commission 1944-1946; private practice of law in Salt Lake City since 1945; taught commercial law at Henager Business College 1946-1958; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and Eighty-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress but was an unsuccessful candidate for election as a United States Senator; elected to the Eighty-ninth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; appointed United States Ambassador to the Malagasy Republic and to Mauritius in January 1967 and in May 1968, respectively, and served in those two positions concurrently until August 1969; alternate executive director, World Bank, 1979-1981; president, Haiti Port-au-Prince mission, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1986-1989; died on May 5, 2009, in Kensington, Md.

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

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