|Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives|
1943 – August 16, 1944
|Preceded by||Christian Herter|
|Succeeded by||Frederick Willis|
|Massachusetts Registrar of Motor Vehicles|
August 16, 1944 – November 30, 1957
|Preceded by||Frank A. Goodwin|
|Succeeded by||Clement A. Riley|
|Born||November 2, 1887
Horton Bluff, Nova Scotia
|Died||September 10, 1961
|Profession||Sales Manager and General Manager of Medway Shoes Manufacturing Corp.|
Rudolph Francis King (November 2, 1887 – September 10, 1961) was an American politician who served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1937–44 and was House Speaker from 1943-1944. Born in Horton Bluff, Nova Scotia, he had previously served as a member of the School Committee, Board of Assessors, and the Board of Health and Cemeteries and was the Town Moderator and Chairman of the Board of Selectman in Millis, Massachusetts.
King resigned from the House on August 16, 1944 to become Registrar of Motor Vehicles. In 1946 he was nominated by Governor Maurice J. Tobin to serve as State Commissioner of Public Works, but refused the offer. In 1957, King was forced to retire following a vote by the Massachusetts Governor's Council to remove King from office after he reached the state's mandatory retirement age of 70.
King was an unsuccessful candidate for a seat on the Governor's Council during the 1958 election.
- Richard T. Howard. Public Officials of Massachusetts 1941-42.
- Richard T. Howard. Public Officials of Massachusetts 1943-44.
- "RUDOLPH F. KING". The New York Times. September 10, 1961.
- "Veterans May Get Insignia For Cars". The Daily Times. August 10, 1944. Retrieved 2010-03-27.
- Donald B. McCammond (May 1, 1946). "Cairnes Named by Tobin As Head of Public Works". Christian Science Monitor.
- "Council Forces King Retirement". Christian Science Monitor. November 27, 1957.
- "The News Letter". Sunday Herald. September 28, 1958. Retrieved 2010-03-27.
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