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  • ID: I458658
  • Name: Rufus KING
  • RELA: 12th cousin 9x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 24 MAR 1755 in Scarborough, Cumberland Co., ME
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from New York BET 25 JUL 1789 AND 23 MAY 1798
  • Event: Appointed BET 26 JUL 1796 AND 26 MAY 1803 U.S. Minister to Great Britain
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from New York BET 4 MAR 1813 AND 4 MAR 1825
  • Event: Appointed BET 11 NOV 1825 AND 10 MAY 1826 U.S. Minister to Great Britain
  • Death: 29 APR 1827 in Jamaica, Queens Co., NY
  • Title: Sen.
  • Event: Pic Sen. Rufus King
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    KING, Rufus, (half brother of Cyrus King and father of John Alsop King and James Gore King), a Delegate from Massachusetts and a Senator from New York; born in Scarboro, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts), March 24, 1755; attended Dummer Academy, Byfield, Mass., and graduated from Harvard College in 1777; served in the Revolutionary War; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Newburyport in 1780; delegate to the Massachusetts General Court 1783-1785; Member of the Continental Congress from Massachusetts 1784-1787; delegate to the Federal constitutional convention at Philadelphia in 1787 and to the State convention in 1788 which ratified the same; moved to New York City in 1788; member, New York assembly; elected to the United States Senate in 1789; reelected in 1795 and served from July 16, 1789, until May 1796, when he resigned to become United States Minister to Great Britain; Minister to Great Britain 1796-1803; unsuccessful Federalist candidate for Vice President of the United States in 1804; again elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate in 1813; reelected in 1819 and served from March 4, 1813, to March 3, 1825; chairman, Committee on Roads and Canals (Sixteenth Congress), Committee on Foreign Relations (Seventeenth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for Governor of New York in 1816 and for President of the United States in 1816; again United States Minister to Great Britain 1825-1826; died in Jamaica, Long Island, N.Y., April 29, 1827; interment in the churchyard of Grace Church.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Richard KING b: 30 DEC 1718 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
    Mother: Isabella BRAGDON b: 8 APR 1731 in York Co., ME

    Marriage 1 Mary ALSOP b: 17 OCT 1769 in Newtown, Queens Co., NY
    • Married: 30 MAR 1786
    Children
    1. Has Children John Alsop KING b: 3 JAN 1788 in New York, NY
    2. Has Children Charles KING b: 16 MAR 1789 in New York, NY
    3. Has Children James Gore KING b: 8 MAY 1791 in New York, NY

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