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George Gordon King

Born: Jun 9, 1807

Death: Jul 17, 1870

Birthplace: Newport

Nationality: United States

George Gordon King

Date of Birth : Jun 9, 1807
Date of Death : Jul 17, 1870
Birth Place : Newport

George Gordon King 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 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. 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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