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Henry KING

(1790-1861)

KING, Henry, (brother of Thomas Butler King and uncle of John Floyd King), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Palmer, Hampden County, Mass., July 6, 1790; pursued classical studies; studied law in New London, Conn., and Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; was admitted to the bar in 1815 and commenced practice in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa.; member of the State senate 1826-1828 and 1830-1832; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1835); was not a candidate for renomination in 1834 to the Twenty-Fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Allentown, Pa., July 13, 1861; interment in Union Cemetery.

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

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