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Hamilton King

diplomat

Hamilton King, Canadian diplomat.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Connections

Married Cora Lee Seward (of the old New York Seward family), 1884.

father:
William King

mother:
Maria (Squires) King

spouse:
Cora Lee Seward