Cyrus King

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Cyrus King
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 14th district
In office
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817
Preceded byRichard Cutts
Succeeded byJohn Holmes
Personal details
Born(1772-09-06)September 6, 1772
Scarborough, Maine
DiedApril 25, 1817(1817-04-25) (aged 44)
Saco, Maine
Political partyFederalist
RelationsRufus King (half brother)
Alma materColumbia College
OccupationLawyer

Cyrus King (September 6, 1772 – April 25, 1817) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, half brother of Rufus King.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Scarborough, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts), King attended Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, and was graduated from Columbia College, New York City, in 1794. He studied law.

Career[edit]

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.

King was elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817).

Death[edit]

He returned to Saco, Maine, where he died on April 25, 1817. He was interred in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Sources[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Cyrus King (id: K000197)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Richard Cutts
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 14th congressional district

1813–1817
Succeeded by
John Holmes