Henry W. King
|Henry W. King|
|9th Ohio Secretary of State|
|Preceded by||Samuel Galloway|
|Succeeded by||William Trevitt|
September 24, 1815|
|Died||November 20, 1857
|Political party||Free Soil|
|Children||Harry Crosby King, Julia Huntington|
Henry W. King was born in 1815 in Westfield, Massachusetts, the eldest son of Judge Leicester King. He moved with his parents to Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio in 1817. King graduated from Washington (later Trinity) College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1836, and from Cincinnati Law School in 1839.
Henry W. King opened a law office in Akron, Ohio in 1839 with Milton Sutliff, and later with James D. Taylor, and in 1849 with his brother David L. King as King & King. He was married October 20, 1842 to Mary Crosby, daughter of Dr. Elaikim Crosby. Son Harry Crosby King died during the American Civil War, August 11, 1864, while in the 164th Ohio Infantry. Daughter Julia Huntington married and moved to Chicago.
King was active in promoting Akron's Union School System. In 1850 he was elected by the Ohio General Assembly as Ohio Secretary of State to a three year term. A new constitution, adopted in summer of 1851, made the office elective, and an election was scheduled for autumn, 1851, shortening King's term to January 1852.
- Lane, Samuel A. (1892). Fifty years and over of Akron and Summit County. Akron: Beacon Job Department. p. 119.
- Bell, William, Jr. (1876). Annual report of the Secretary of State to the Governor and General Assembly for the year 1875.... Ohio Secretary of State. p. 114.