George Gordon King

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George Gordon King (June 9, 1807 – July 17, 1870) was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island.

Born in Newport, Rhode Island, King pursued classical studies in Newport and in Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. He graduated from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1825. He attended the Litchfield (Connecticut) Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1827 and practiced in Providence and Newport. He served as member and speaker of the State house of representatives in 1845 and 1846.

King was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1853). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection. He died in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 17, 1870. He was interred in Island Cemetery.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert B. Cranston
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Rhode Island's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1853
Succeeded by
Thomas Davis