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  King, William H.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameWilliam H. King
Address
Fillmore, Utah , United States
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Born June 03, 1863
DiedNovember 27, 1949 (86 years)
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Jan 02, 2015 04:11am
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InfoWilliam Henry King
US Senator

Father of David S. King, US Representative (D-UT)


Representative and a Senator from Utah; born in Fillmore, Millard County, Utah, June 3, 1863; attended the public schools, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, and the University of Utah at Salt Lake City; church missionary for the Church of the Latter Day Saints in Great Britain 1880-1883; returned to his home in Utah and was elected to various offices in the city of Fillmore and in Millard County; member, Territorial legislature two terms; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; was admitted to the bar in 1890 and commenced practice in Utah; member, Territorial council 1891 and served as president; associate justice of the Utah supreme court 1894-1896, when Utah was admitted as a State into the Union; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1899); was not a candidate for renomination in 1898; elected to the Fifty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the unseating of Brigham H. Roberts and served from April 2, 1900, to March 3, 1901; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1900 to the Fifty-seventh Congress and for election in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1916; reelected in 1922, 1928, and 1934 and served from March 4, 1917, to January 3, 1941; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1940; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Seventy-sixth Congress; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Sixty-fifth Congress), Committee on the District of Columbia (Seventy-third through Seventy-sixth Congresses); engaged in the practice of law in Washington, D.C., until April 1947; returned to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he resided until his death on November 27, 1949; interment in Salt Lake City Cemetery.



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Importance? 9.00000 Average

FAMILY
Son David S. King 1917-2009
Granddaughter Josephine "Jody" Olsen 1942-
Father William Rice King 1834-1892
Grandfather Thomas Rice King 1813-1879
Aunt Delilah King Olson 1841-1907
1st Cousin Culbert L. Olson 1876-1962

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RACES
  11/19/1940 President Pro Tempore Won 73.12% (+46.24%)
  09/03/1940 UT US Senate - D Primary Lost 21.83% (-43.79%)
  11/06/1934 UT US Senate Won 53.06% (+7.62%)
  11/06/1928 UT US Senate Won 55.52% (+11.60%)
  11/07/1922 UT US Senate Won 48.63% (+0.46%)
  11/07/1916 UT US Senate Won 56.92% (+16.99%)
  11/04/1902 UT Initial District Lost 45.02% (-6.50%)
  11/06/1900 UT Initial District Lost 49.49% (-0.26%)
  04/02/1900 UT Initial District- Special Won 53.05% (+7.17%)
  11/03/1896 UT Initial District Won 61.20% (+25.33%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 18, 1937 NPA Reject