Karl Clarence KING, Congress, PA (1897-1974)


KING, Karl Clarence, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Plevna, Reno County, Kans., January 26, 1897; attended high school in Bucklin, Kans., Kansas State Teachers College at Emporia, Columbia University, New York City, and Wharton School of Business at Philadelphia, Pa.; during the First World War served in the United States Navy; newspaper reporter in Kansas City, New York, and Philadelphia; engaged in farming and the farm supply business at Morrisville, Pa., in 1922; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second Congress, by special election, November 6, 1951, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Albert C. Vaughn; reelected to the two succeeding Congresses and served from November 6, 1951, to January 3, 1957; was not a candidate for renomination in 1956 to the Eighty-fifth Congress; resided on his farm near Morrisville, Pa.; died in Philadelphia, Pa., April 16, 1974; interment in Newtown Cemetery, Newtown, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present