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March 24, 1755
April 29, 1827
New York, NY
Mary Alsop King (unknown)
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.
Harvard University, 1777
Lawyer; Political Office
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