|Born||September 6, 1772
|Died||April 25, 1817
|Alma mater||Columbia College|
|Known for||US Representative, lawyer|
|Relatives||Rufus King (half brother)|
Early life and education
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.
He returned to Saco, Maine, where he died on April 25, 1817. He was interred in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
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|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 14th congressional district