Cyrus King

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Cyrus King
Born September 6, 1772
Scarborough, Maine
Died April 25, 1817(1817-04-25) (aged 44)
Saco, Maine
Nationality USA
Alma mater Columbia College
Known for US Representative, lawyer
Relatives Rufus King (half brother)

Cyrus King (September 6, 1772 – April 25, 1817) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, half brother of Rufus King.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Scarborough, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts), King attended Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, and was graduated from Columbia College, New York City, in 1794. He studied law.

Career[edit]

King served as private secretary to Rufus King when he was United States Minister to England in 1796. He completed law studies in Biddeford, Maine and was admitted to the bar in 1797, commencing his law practice in Saco, Maine. He served as major general of the Sixth Division, Massachusetts Militia. King was one of the founders of Thornton Academy, Saco, Maine.

King was elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817).

Death[edit]

He returned to Saco, Maine, where he died on April 25, 1817. He was interred in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Sources[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.