Rufus H. KING, Congress, NY (1820-1890)


KING, Rufus H., a Representative from New York; born in Rensselaerville, Albany County, N.Y., January 20, 1820; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Wesleyan University, Lima, N.Y.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Catskill, N.Y.; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); was not a candidate for renomination in 1856; resumed the practice of law; president of the Catskill National Bank 1865-1867; on the consolidation of that bank with the Tannersâ National Bank continued on the board of directors; presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1860; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1868 and 1880; died in Catskill, Greene County, N.Y., September 13, 1890; interment in Village Cemetery.

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