Jonas King Edit Profile
Graduate Williams College, 1816, Andover Theological Seminary, 1819. Studied Arabic in Paris, France, 1 year.
Ordained as evangelist by South Carolina. Congressional Association, 1819. Served in Palestine mission American Board Commissioners for Foreign Missions, 1822-1825.
Sent to Athens, Greece by American Board Foreign Missions, 1830. Planned (with his pupil Doctor Kalopothakes) a Greek Protestant Church which later became a permanent organization. Unofcl. agent between the United States and the Greek Government.
United States consular agent at Athens, 1851-1857. Author: Farewell Letter (outlined his reasons for not joining Roman Catholic Church, translated into several langs.), 1825.
Married Annetta Aspasia Mengous, 1829.