James Gore King Edit Profile
Graduated from Harvard, 1810. Attended Litchfield (Connecticut) Law School.
Served as assistant adjutant general New York Militia during War of 1812. Established commission house James G. King & Company. New York City, 1815; senior partner King & Gracie, Liverpool, England, 1818-1824.
Partner in banking house Prime Wood & Sands, New York, circa 1825. President New York & Erie R.R., 1835-1839. Persuaded Bank of England to loan 1,000,000 pounds to be distributed in New York banks during financial panic (in which specie payments were suspended), 1837.
President New York City of C., 1845-1848. Member United States House of Representatives from New Jersey, 31st Congress, 1849-1851.
Member United States House of Representatives from New Jersey, 31st Congress, 1849-1851.
Married Sarah Rogers Gracie, February 4, 1813, 7 children.