Henry King (congressman)

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Henry King (July 6, 1790 – July 13, 1861) was a Jacksonian member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Henry King (brother of Thomas Butler King and uncle of John Floyd King) was born in Palmer, Massachusetts. He studied law in New London, Connecticut, and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He was admitted to the bar in 1815 and commenced practice in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1826 to 1828 and 1830 to 1832.

King was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1834 to the Twenty-Fourth Congress. He resumed the practice of law and died in Allentown in 1861. Interment in Union Cemetery.


Preceded by
Samuel A. Smith
Peter Ihrie, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Edward Burd Hubley