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Hamilton King

Hamilton King, Canadian diplomat.


  • King, Hamilton was born on June 4, 1852 in St. Johns, Newfoundland. Son of William and Maria (Squires) King.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Olivet (Michigan) College, 1878, A.M., 1881 (Doctor of Laws, 1910). Studied at Chicago Theological Seminary, 1878-1879, University of Leipzig, 1883-1884, American School at Athens, Greece, 1884.


    • Principal preparatory department Olivet College, 1879-1898. Lecturer, preacher and political speaker. Minister resident and consul general to Siam, 1898-1903, Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary, April 27, since 1903.

      Special representative of President Taft at the cremation of the late King of Siam, March 16, 1911. Same, with the rank of ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at the coronation of King Vajiravudh of Siam, December 2, 1911. Home: Olivet, Mich.


    • Married Cora Lee Seward (of the old New York Seward family), 1884.
    • father: William King
    • mother: Maria (Squires) King
    • spouse: Cora Lee Seward
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    Born June 4, 1852
    Died September 1, 1912
    (aged 60)