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Rufus King

an American lawyer, politician, and diplomat. He was a delegate for Massachusetts to the Continental Congress. He also attended the Constitutional Convention and was one of the signers of the United States Constitution. He represented New York in the United States Senate, served as Minister to Britain, and was the Federalist candidate for both Vice President (1804, 1808) and President of the United States (1816).


  • In person, Mr. King was somewhat above the middle size, and well proportioned. His countenance was frank, manly, and beaming with intelligence. His orations and writings were remarkable for their condensation and force of style. His conversation was brilliant and varied. As a statesman, all parties agreed that he ranked among the first of his age.

  • Politics

    Party affiliation: Federalist Party


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    • father: Richard King
    • mother: Sabilla Blagden
    • Wife: Mary Alsop King
    • Son: James Gore King
      an American businessman and Whig Party politician
    • Son: John Alsop King
      an American politician who was Governor of New York from 1857 to 1858.
    • Son: Edward King
    • Son: Frederic Gore King
    • Son: Charles King
      an American academic, politician and newspaper editor.
    Rufus King
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    Born March 24, 1755
    Died April 27, 1827
    (aged 72)
    • 1780
      lawyer, Legal practice
      Massachusetts, Newburyport
    • 1796
      U. S. Minister to Great Britain.


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    • Relatives
      • Charles King
      • Frederic Gore King
      • Edward King
      • John Alsop King
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