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  • ID: I458662
  • Name: James Gore KING
  • RELA: 13th cousin 8x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 8 MAY 1791 in New York, NY
  • Occupation: President of the New York and Erie Railroad BET 1835 AND 1839
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey BET 4 MAR 1849 AND 3 MAR 1851
  • Death: 3 OCT 1853 in Hudson Co., NJ
  • Note:
    KING, James Gore, (son of Rufus King and brother of John Alsop King), a Representative from New Jersey; born in New York City May 8, 1791; pursued classical studies in England and France; returned to United States; was graduated from Harvard University in 1810; studied law at the Litchfield Law School; served in the War of 1812 as assistant adjutant general of New York Militia; engaged in mercantile pursuits in New York City in 1815 and in banking in Liverpool, England, in 1818; returned to New York City in 1824 and engaged in banking, with residence in Weehawken, N.J.; president of the Erie Railroad in 1835; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1850; resumed the banking business; died at his country place, "Highwood," near Weehawken, N.J., October 3, 1853; interment in the churchyard of Grace Church, Jamaica, N.Y.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Rufus KING b: 24 MAR 1755 in Scarborough, Cumberland Co., ME
    Mother: Mary ALSOP b: 17 OCT 1769 in Newtown, Queens Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Sarah Rodgers GRACIE b: 15 DEC 1791
      1. Has Children Caroline KING b: 10 NOV 1813
      2. Has No Children Fredericka Gore KING b: 2 JUL 1829
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