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William R. KING

American William R. KING

born William Rufus Devane KING

American politician and diplomat, 13th Vice President of the United States

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on April 07, 1786 in Sampson County, North Carolina, USA
Died: on April 18, 1853 in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, USA


King was born in Sampson County, North Carolina, to William King and Margaret deVane. His family was large, wealthy and well-connected. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1803. Admitted to the bar in 1806 after reading the law with an established firm, he began practice in Clinton, North Carolina. King was an ardent and prominent Freemason, having been Elected on 15 December 1807, Entered on 17 December 1807, Passed on 3 May 1809, and Raised on 15 December 1810. He was a member of Phoenix Lodge No. 8, A.F. & A.M., Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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