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Rufus King, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1944, District of Columbia 1948, Maryland 1953. Recipient award Drug Policy Foundation, 1989, Lifetime Achievement award, Association Drug Reform Organizations, 1998, service award National Organization for Reform Marijuana Laws, 1999.


King, Rufus was born on March 25, 1917 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Rufus Gunn and Marian (Towle) King.


University of Washington and Princeton University (Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1938). Stanford University Law School and Yale University Law School (Juris Doctor, 1943).


Worked at Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, L.L.P. (Washington, DC) specializing in General Practice before all Courts and Government Agencies. International, Litigation, Corporate, Computer, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Government Contracts, Entertainment, and Family Law. Admitted to the bar, 1944, New York.

1949, District of Columbia. 1952, United States. Supreme Court. 1954, Maryland.

Member: The District of Columbia Bar.

Bar Association of the District of Columbia. The Association of the Bar of the City of New York. American Bar Association.

Scribes; American Law Institute. American Judicature Society. A Washington-based law firm which provides personalized, partner level attention to its clients while possessing the resources, expertise and staff support to advise on a wide range of legal matters.

The firm serves large corporations on specific matters. Foreign governments; foreign businesses seeking to establish a presence in the United States., small to medium size United States. businesses and individuals. The firm provides legal representation before the District of Columbia courts and courts of the surrounding metropolitan area and the United States Supreme Court.

Its international expertise and language skills assist clients in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Canada.


  • Bar: New York 1944, District of Columbia 1948, Maryland 1953.


President Montgomery County Community Psychiatric Clinic. Member American Bar Association (chairman criminal law section 1957-1960, secretary 1954-1957, member house of deals 1960-1966, chairman special committee atomic attack since 1962, delegate section individual rights, member special committee on standards for administration criminal justice), New York State Bar Association, Maryland Bar Association, Bar Association District of Columbia, American Law Institute (life) Clubs: Princeton (New York City). Metropolitan (Washington).


Married Janice L. Chase, June 15, 1941 (divorced June 1951). Children: Rufus III, Agnes S. Married Elvine R. Rankine, November 23, 1973.

Rufus Gunn King

Marian (Towle) King

Janice L. Chase

Elvine R. Rankine

Rufus III King

Agnes S. King