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08/01/2021 05:45 PM
Pennsylvania State Senate

Henry King



Session Position District Party
1825-1826 12 Jackson Democrat
1827-1828 12 Jackson Democrat
1829-1830 12 Jackson Democrat
 Counties   Lehigh, Northampton, Pike, Wayne


1790 - 1861

Brother of US legislator Thomas Butler King and uncle of John Floyd King, a state Senator and Congressman from Allentown; born in Palmer, Hampden County, Mass., July 6, 1790, the son of Daniel and Hanna Lord King; pursued classical studies; studied law in New London, Conn., and Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; joined the bar in 1815; private practice in Allentown; state Senate, 1825-1831;  elected as a Jackson Democrat to Congress, 1831-1835; was not a candidate for renomination in 1834; returned to his Allentown practice; died there on July 13, 1861, interred in Union Cemetery.
Congressional Biog: also; Provenance, T. Butler King Papers, UNC; The Southern Historical Collection at the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, #01252