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KING (Soundex K520) — See also APKING, BEAR-KING, BERKING, BROKING, BROOKING, BUECKING, CHENG, CHEUNG, CHIANG, CHING, COCKING, DOCKING, ENKING, FRAKING, HACKING, HENKING, HOCKING, HOSKING, HUISKING, HUNKING, KANG, KINGAN, KINGDON, KINGFISH, KINGHAM, KINGHORN, KINGMAN, KINGOTT, KINGREE, KINGREY, KINGSEED, KINGSLEY, KINGSMAN, KINGSTON, KINGTON, KLING, KONG, KRING, LUCKING, MARKING, PICKING, REINKING, RING, SHUSTER-KING, SING, SMIRKING, SPECKING, STOCKING, TONKING, WEHKING, WOLKING, WYKING.

  King of California, The Orange: See Charles Clarke Chapman
  King of Country Music, The: See Roy Claxton Acuff
  King of Hawaii, The Sugar: See Claus Spreckels
  King of Oliver Street, The: See Alfred Emanuel Smith
  King of Pensacola, The: See Francisco Moreno
  King of Pork: See Quentin Northrop Burdick — John Patrick Murtha, Jr.
  King of Pork, The: See Tom Bevill
  King of Queens, The: See Donald R. Manes — Joseph Cassidy
  King of Smut, The: See Larry Flynt
  King of the Alemakers: See Frank Jones
  King of the Lotteries: See Aaron Clark
  King of the Wild Frontier: See David Crockett
  King, Olcott F. — of South Windsor, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from South Windsor; elected 1904. Burial location unknown.
  King, Oliver H. — of Vernon, Tolland County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Vernon, 1823-32, 1837-38; member of Connecticut state senate 21st District, 1834. Burial location unknown.
  King, Otis G. — of Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wis. Democrat. Mayor of Kenosha, Wis., 1875-76; postmaster at Kenosha, Wis., 1886-87. Burial location unknown.
  King, Owen B. — of Watertown, Litchfield County, Conn. Democrat. Member of Connecticut state senate, 1869, 1883-84 (16th District 1869, 20th District 1883-84); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1880 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Burial location unknown.
  King, Owen J. — of Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va. Democrat. Postmaster at Elkins, W.Va., 1914-23. Burial location unknown.
  King, P. G. — of Montevallo, Shelby County, Ala. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1860. Burial location unknown.
  King, Patricia — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  King, Patricia Ann See Patricia Ann Baker
  King, Patricia M. — of Watervliet, Albany County, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988. Female. Still living as of 1988.
  King, Paul C. — of New Madison, Darke County, Ohio. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  King, Paul H. (b. 1879) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Arapahoe, Furnas County, Neb., August 22, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; secretary of Michigan Republican Party, 1910-12; one of three receivers of the Pere Marquette Railroad, 1914-17; campaign manager for U.S. Sens. Charles E. Townsend and Truman H. Newberry. Congregationalist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  King, Pendleton (b. 1844) — Born in North Carolina, 1844. Chief, U.S. State Department Bureau of Indexes and Archives, 1894-1905; U.S. Consul in Aix-la-Chapelle, 1905-11. Burial location unknown.
  King, Perkins (1784-1857) — of Greene County, N.Y. Born in New Marlborough, Berkshire County, Mass., January 12, 1784. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from Greene County, 1827; U.S. Representative from New York 11th District, 1829-31. Died November 29, 1857 (age 73 years, 321 days). Interment at Snyder Cemetery, Freehold, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  King, Perry R. — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  King, Peter — of Newport, Newport County, R.I. Republican. Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1916; Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  King, Peter T. (b. 1944) — of Seaford, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 5, 1944. Republican. Lawyer; Nassau County Comptroller, 1981-93; U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1993-; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1996. Catholic. Member, Ancient Order of Hibernians; Sons of Italy; Knights of Columbus; American Legion. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  King Petrol: See Oliver Winfield Killam
  King, Phil See Phillip E. King
  King, Phil — Republican. Member of Texas state house of representatives 61st District; elected 1998; elected unopposed 2000; elected 2002; elected unopposed 2004; elected 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  King, Philip N. — of Mineola, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  King, Phillip E. — also known as Phil King — of Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Ky. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives 64th District; elected 1973, 1975. Still living as of 1975.
  King, Porter — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Mayor of Atlanta, Ga., 1895-97. Burial location unknown.
  King, Preston (1806-1865) — of Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, N.Y. Born in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., October 14, 1806. Lawyer; postmaster at Ogdensburg, N.Y., 1833-41; member of New York state assembly from St. Lawrence County, 1835-38; U.S. Representative from New York 18th District, 1843-47, 1849-53; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1856 (member, Platform Committee), 1860, 1864; U.S. Senator from New York, 1857-63; Presidential Elector for New York, 1864; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1865; died in office 1865. Member, Kappa Alpha Society. Tied bags of lead shot to his body, jumped from the ferryboat Paterson, between New York and Hoboken, and drowned in the Lower Hudson River, November 12, 1865 (age 59 years, 29 days). Interment at Ogdensburg Cemetery, Ogdensburg, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  King, Preston — U.S. Special Diplomatic Agent to Canada, 1863. Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  King, Princess — also known as Mrs. J. E. King — of Richmond, Va. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1952, 1956. Female. Still living as of 1956.
  King, R. A. — of Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Tex. Republican. Presidential Elector for Texas, 1956; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  King, R. E. — of Iredell County, N.C. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Iredell County, 1893-94. Burial location unknown.
  King, R. E. — of Winnsboro, Franklin Parish, La. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state senate, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  King, R. H. — of Alvin, Brazoria County, Tex. Postmaster at Alvin, Tex., 1895. Burial location unknown.
  King, R. J., Jr. (b. 1913) — also known as Bus King — of St. Clair, Franklin County, Mo.; Clayton, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in St. Clair, Franklin County, Mo., September 28, 1913. Republican. Insurance broker; abstractor; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1943-48, 1959-72 (Franklin County 1943-48, St. Louis County 5th District 1959-62, St. Louis County 10th District 1963-66, 39th District 1967-72); delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1968. Catholic. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, April 16, 1934, to Cecelia LaPee.
  King, R. T. — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Louisiana 5th District, 1982. Still living as of 1982.
  King, R. W. — of Lenoir County, N.C. Member of North Carolina state senate 11th District, 1870-74, 1881-82. Burial location unknown.
  King, Ralph — of Louisiana. U.S. Consul in Bremen, 1849-53. Burial location unknown.
  King, Ralph R. — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Prohibition candidate for New York state assembly, 1914 (Kings County 10th District), 1922 (Kings County 11th District). Burial location unknown.
  King, Randall B. — Libertarian. Candidate for Delaware state senate 4th District, 1982. Still living as of 1982.
  King, Raymond E. — of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  King, Raymond E. — of Winfield, Cowley County, Kan. Mayor of Winfield, Kan., 1970, 1980. Still living as of 1980.
  King, Raymond L. (b. 1929) — of Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich.; West Branch, Ogemaw County, Mich. Born in Braintree, Norfolk County, Mass., September 1, 1929. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Oakland County 2nd District, 1961-62; resigned 1962; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1968. Unitarian. Member, Theta Chi; Elks; Kiwanis; American Legion; American Bar Association. Still living as of 1968.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel King and Doris (Lamprey) King; married to Jean Ellen Peters.
  King, Read — of Denton County, Tex. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  King, Richard — Member of Mississippi territorial House of Representatives, 1809. Burial location unknown.
  King, Richard — of St. Louis, Mo. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1996, 2000 (alternate). Still living as of 2000.
  King, Richard A. — Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1976. Still living as of 1976.
  King, Richard E. — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  King, Richard H. — of Clinton, Henry County, Mo. Democrat. Mayor of Clinton, Mo., 1978-81. Still living as of 1981.
  King, Richard W. — of Salina, Saline County, Kan. Mayor of Salina, Kan., 1950-51. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  King, Richard W. — Republican. Candidate for Texas state house of representatives 124th District, 2006. Still living as of 2006.
  King, Ricki Sue — Independent candidate for President of the United States, 2020. Female. Still living as of 2020.
  King, Robert — of Lapeer, Lapeer County, Mich. Member of Michigan Prohibition Party State Central Committee, 1887, 1899; Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  King, Robert — of Washington, D.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  King, Robert A. — of Illinois. Delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 22nd District, 1869-70. Burial location unknown.
  King, Robert B. — of Greenbrier County, W.Va. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, 1977-81. Still living as of 1981.
  King, Robert D. — of Tolland County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives 48th District; elected 1970. Still living as of 1970.
  King, Robert E. — of Cumberland, Allegany County, Md. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  King, Robert Emmet (1848-1921) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in 1848. Republican. Undertaker; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1896. Died November 11, 1921 (age about 73 years). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  See also Wikipedia article
  King, Robert G. — of Hutchinson, Reno County, Kan. Mayor of Hutchinson, Kan., 1955. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  King, Robert L. — of Pittsford, Monroe County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly 130th District, 1987-91. Still living as of 1991.
  King, Robert P. — of Alabama. Libertarian. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama 4th District, 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  King, Robert W. — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  King, Rosemarie — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988. Female. Still living as of 1988.
  King, Ross — of San Marcos, Hays County, Tex. Mayor of San Marcos, Tex., 1974. Still living as of 1974.
  King, Roy B. — of Dunklin County, Mo. Democrat. Elected Missouri state house of representatives from Dunklin County 1965. Still living as of 1965.
  King, Roy S. — of Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pa. Democrat. Acting postmaster at Latrobe, Pa., 1967-68. Still living as of 1968.
  King, Rudolph F. — of Millis, Norfolk County, Mass. Republican. Candidate for Massachusetts Governor's Council 3rd District, 1958. Still living as of 1958.
  King, Rufus (1755-1827) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine, March 24, 1755. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state legislature, 1783-85; Delegate to Continental Congress from Massachusetts, 1784-87; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Senator from New York, 1789-96, 1813-25; member of New York state assembly from New York County, 1789-90; U.S. Minister to Great Britain, 1796-1803, 1825-26; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1804, 1808; candidate for President of the United States, 1816. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Jamaica (now part of Queens), Queens County, N.Y., April 29, 1827 (age 72 years, 36 days). Interment at Grace Church Cemetery, Jamaica, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Richard King (1718-1775) and Isabella (Bragdon) King (1731-1759); half-brother of William King and Cyrus King; married, March 30, 1786, to Mary Alsop (daughter of John Alsop (1724-1794)); father of John Alsop King, James Gore King and Edward King; grandfather of Rufus King (1814-1876) and Rufus King (1817-1891).
  Political families: Conger family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; King family; Wildman family of Danbury, Connecticut; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Other politicians named for him: Rufus King GoodenowRufus King GarlandRufus K. JordanRufus K. Polk
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  King, Rufus (1814-1876) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 26, 1814. Republican. Civil engineer; newspaper editor; delegate to Wisconsin state constitutional convention, 1848; superintendent of schools; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1856; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Minister to Papal States, 1863. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 13, 1876 (age 62 years, 261 days). Interment at Grace Church Cemetery, Jamaica, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Charles King (1789-1867; president, Columbia College, now University) and Eliza (Gracie) King (1790-1825); married 1836 to Ellen Eliot (died 1838); married 1843 to Susan Eliot (1826-1892; sister of first wife); nephew of John Alsop King, James Gore King and Edward King; grandson of Rufus King (1755-1827); grandnephew of William King and Cyrus King; great-grandson of John Alsop (1724-1794); first cousin of Rufus King (1817-1891); second cousin twice removed of Ebenezer Hazard; third cousin once removed of Erskine Hazard.
  Political families: Conger family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; King family; Wildman family of Danbury, Connecticut; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  King, Rufus (1817-1891) — of Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, May 30, 1817. Delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Hamilton County, 1873. Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, March 25, 1891 (age 73 years, 299 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Edward King and Sarah Ann (Worthington) King (1800-1877); nephew of John Alsop King and James Gore King; grandson of Rufus King (1755-1827) and Thomas Worthington; grandnephew of William King and Cyrus King; great-grandson of John Alsop (1724-1794); first cousin of Rufus King (1814-1876); second cousin twice removed of Ebenezer Hazard; third cousin once removed of Erskine Hazard.
  Political families: Conger family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; King family; Wildman family of Danbury, Connecticut; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  King, Rufus H. (1820-1890) — of Catskill, Greene County, N.Y. Born in Rensselaerville, Albany County, N.Y., January 20, 1820. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 11th District, 1855-57; Presidential Elector for New York, 1860; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1868, 1880. Died in Catskill, Greene County, N.Y., September 13, 1890 (age 70 years, 236 days). Interment at Village Cemetery, Catskill, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Rufus King and Mary (Cornell) King; married to Lucia Helen Dwight (1825-1894).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  King, Ruth Briggs — Republican. Member of Delaware state house of representatives 37th District; elected 2009. Female. Still living as of 2009.


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