Carleton J. King

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Carleton J. King, US Congressman from New York

Carleton James King (June 15, 1904 – November 19, 1977) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

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King was born in Saratoga Springs, New York. He graduated from Union College and Albany Law School in 1926. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity at Union. King was an assistant district attorney of Saratoga County, New York from 1942 until 1950 and district attorney from 1950 until 1961. He was elected to Congress in 1960 and served from January 3, 1961 until his resignation on December 31, 1974. He unsuccessfully ran for re-election against Edward W. Pattison in 1974. King died on November 19, 1977; he was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the Gulf of Mexico near Bradenton, Florida.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Dean P. Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 31st congressional district

1961–1963
Succeeded by
Clarence E. Kilburn
Preceded by
Leo W. O'Brien
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 30th congressional district

1963–1973
Succeeded by
Robert C. McEwen
Preceded by
Samuel S. Stratton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 29th congressional district

1973–1974
Succeeded by
Edward W. Pattison