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Edward John KING

(1867-1929)

KING, Edward John, a Representative from Illinois; born in Springfield, Mass., July 1, 1867; moved to Illinois with his parents, who settled in Galesburg, Knox County, in 1880; attended the public schools, and Knox College at Galesburg, Ill.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Galesburg, Ill.; city attorney in 1893 and 1894; member of the State house of representatives 1907-1914; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1915, until his death; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture (Sixty-seventh through Sixty-ninth Congresses); had been reelected to the Seventy-first Congress; died in Washington, D.C., February 17, 1929; interment in Hope Abbey Mausoleum, Hope Cemetery, Galesburg, Ill.

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

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