Richard King (priest)

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Richard George Salmon King (1871-23 October 1958[1]) was the Dean of Derry from 1921 to 1946.

King was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and ordained in 1895.[2] He was a curate at Mullingar and then Holloway before becoming the rector of Drumachose in 1904[3] a post he held until his appointment to the deanery.[4]

King was an ardent Unionist.[5]


  1. ^ "Very Rev. R. G. S. King", The Times, 28 October 1958, p. 14.
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory London, OUP, 1929
  3. ^ National Archive of Ireland
  4. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  5. ^ British Library
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Richard Hayes
Dean of Derry
Succeeded by
Leslie Robert Lawrenson