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William Henry King

William Henry King, American ex-senator. Member Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon).

Background

  • King, William Henry was born on June 3, 1863 in Fillmore City, Utah, United States. Son of William and Josephine King.

  • Education

    • Educated Brigham Young Academy, and University of Utah. Bachelor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1887.

    Career

    • Practiced law in Utah and surrounding states. Member Utah territorial legislature 3 terms, president upper body 1 term. Was county attorney, Utah County, city attorney, Provo City.

      Appointed associate judge Supreme Court of Utah, 1894. Member 55th Congress (1897-1899). Declined renomination, but was elected as member 56th Congress to fill vacancy and served, April 25, 1900-March 3, 1901.

      Choice of party for 58th and 59th Congresses (defeated), also of Democratic legislative caucus for United States Senate, 1905, 09. Member United States Senate, 4 terms 1917-1941. Delaware various Democratic National Convs.

    Membership

    Member Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon). Clubs: Alta, Commercial (Salt Lake City).

    Connections

    • Married Annie Lyman, 1890 (died 1906). Married second, Vera Sjodahl, 1914.
    • father: William King
    • mother: Josephine King
    • spouses: Annie Lyman
    • Vera Sjodahl
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    Born June 3, 1863
    Died November 27, 1949
    (aged 86)
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