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Rufus King

March 24, 1755
April 29, 1827
Home Town:
Scarborough, MA
Later Residences:
New York, NY
Jamaica, NY
Mary Alsop King (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Rufus King was born in Scarborough, MA (now part of Maine). He studied law, participated in the Revolutionary War, and was a delegate to the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention. He married Mary Alsop of NY and relocated there. He became active in politics and served as a director of the first bank of the United States; a U.S. Senator; and a minister to Great Britain. He ran for the presidency as a federalist, but lost to James Monroe.

Other Education:
Harvard University, 1777

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office

Secondary Sources:
"American's Founding Fathers: Delegates to the Constitutional Convention," National Archives and Records Administration, accessed at January 16, 2012

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