Henry King (congressman)

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Henry King
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
Preceded by Samuel A. Smith
Peter Ihrie, Jr.
Succeeded by Edward Burd Hubley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
Preceded by Joseph Fry, Jr.
Succeeded by District inactive
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
In office
1826–1828
1830–1832
Personal details
Born (1790-07-06)July 6, 1790
Palmer, Massachusetts
Died July 13, 1861(1861-07-13) (aged 71)
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Political party Jacksonian

Henry King (July 6, 1790 – July 13, 1861) was a Jacksonian member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Biography[edit]

Henry King (brother of Thomas Butler King and uncle of John Floyd King) was born in Palmer, Massachusetts. He studied law in New London, Connecticut, and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He was admitted to the bar in 1815 and commenced practice in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1826 to 1828 and 1830 to 1832.

King was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1834 to the Twenty-Fourth Congress. He resumed the practice of law and died in Allentown in 1861. Interment in Union Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph Fry, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district

1831–1833
Succeeded by
District inactive
Preceded by
Samuel A. Smith
Peter Ihrie, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district

1833–1835
Succeeded by
Edward Burd Hubley