AB, Harvard University, 1938. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1941. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1943.
Doctor of Laws; Master of Arts (honorary), Dartmouth College. Doctor of Laws, St. Anselm's College. Doctor of Laws, University New Hampshire.
Doctor of Laws, Columbia University. Doctor Civil Laws (honorary), New England College. Doctor Public Administration, Franklin Pierce College.
Doctor Public Administration, Suffolk University.
He received his law degree from Columbia Law School in 1943. He practiced law in Manchester and served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. After his three terms as Governor of New Hampshire, he served on the New Hampshire Supreme Court from 1979, and as its Chief Justice from 1981 until 1986.
King was a Roman Catholic and after his death in 1996 he was buried in the New Saint Joseph"s Cemetery in Bedford, New Hampshire.
As Governor, King instituted the first state lottery in the nation since 1894. He was a major hawk and a fierce supporter of President Lyndon B. Johnson during the Vietnam War.
During his attacks of Senator Eugene McCarthy, Johnson"s challenger in the New Hampshire primary, King questioned McCarthy"s national loyalty and also warned that a strong vote for "the appeaser," would be "greeted with cheers in Hanoi.".
Member New Hampshire ballot law commission, 1952-1954, secretary charter revision commission, Manchester, 1954-1955, member salary adjustment commission, since 1957, chairman ward line commission, since 1957. Chairman New Hampshire Accreditation Commission on Courts, since 1971. Chairman Council of State Court Representatives of National Center for State Courts, 1975, 76.
Past president J.F. McElwain Manchester Employees' Credit Union, since 1956. Board directors New Hampshire Tuberculosis. Society; trustee St. Anselm's College.
Member American, New York State, New Hampshire, Manchester bar associations, Bar Association City New York, American Judicature Society (director New Hampshire chapter, Herbert Harley award). Clubs: Elk. (Manchester), Eagle (Manchester), Knights of Columbus (Manchester), Canadian (Manchester), Raphael (Manchester), Manchester Press (Manchester), Belgium (Manchester), Manchester Turnverein (Manchester).
Married Anna MaLaughlin, October 13, 1945.