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Horatio Collins King, American lawyer. member Brooklyn Board Education, 1883-1894; member state commission on law’s delays; member of New York, State Monument Commission.; Mason, Elk.

Background

King, Horatio Collins was born on December 22, 1837 in Portland, Maine, United States. Son of Horatio (Postmaster General, 1861) and Anne (Collins) K.

Education

Reared in Washington. Bachelor of Arts, Dickinson College, 1858, A.M., 1863. (Doctor of Laws, Allegheny College, 1897).

Admitted to bar, 1861.

Career

Captain and a.q.m. vols., August 19, 1862. Major quartermaster, February 20-May 19, 1865. Bvtd.: major vols., March 13, 1865, “for meritorious services during the war,” and Lieutenant volunteer and colonel vols., May 19, 1865, “for faithful and meritorious services”.

Congressional Medal of Honor “for distinguished bravery near Dinwiddie C.H., Virginia, March 29, 1865.” Practiced law, 1865-1871, and since 1877. Associate editor New York Star, 1871-1873. Publisher Christian Union and Christian At Work, 1873-1877.

Major 13th Regiment N.G.S.N.Y., 1877. Judge advocate 11th Brigade, 1880. Judge advocate general of New York, 1883.

Member Brooklyn Board Education, 1883-1894. Trustee New York State Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home, 1894-1900. Trustee Dickinson College, since 1896.

Chairman Fredericksburg National Park Association, 1898. Democratic nominee for secretary of state, New York, 1895. Progressive Republican, since 1900.

Member state commission on law’s delays. Member of New York, State Monument Commission Author: History of Dickinson College, 1896. Sketch of Army of Potomac, 1896.

Songs of Dickinson, 1901. Souvenir of Poems and Compositions, 1908.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: History of Dickinson College, 1896. Sketch of Army of Potomac, 1896. Songs of Dickinson, 1901.

      Souvenir of Poems and Compositions, 1908.

Membership

Member Brooklyn Board Education, 1883-1894. Member state commission on law’s delays. Member of New York, State Monument Commission.

Mason, Elk.

Connections

Married Emma C. Stebbins, October 1862 (died 1864). Married second, Esther A. Howard, June 14, 1866.

father:
Horatio (Postmaster General King

mother:
Anne (Collins) King

spouse:
Emma C. Stebbins

spouse:
Esther A. Howard