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George Gordon King

June 2, 1807
July 17, 1871
Home Town:
Newport, RI
Later Residences:
Providence, RI
Scaner King (1851)
Biographical Notes:
George Gordon King was the son of Dr. David and Anne (Gordon) King. After he was admitted to the bar, he practiced law in Providence, RI. King then returned to Newport , RI where he practiced law until 1870.

He served as member and speaker of the Rhode Island State house of representatives in 1845 and 1846. King was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection. He died in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 17, 1870. He was interred in Island Cemetery.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Brown University in 1825.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Providence, RI in 1827
Political Party:
Federal Posts:
U.S. Representative (RI) 1849-1853
State Posts:
State Representative (RI) 1833-1846
State Committees:
Speaker of the State House of Representatives in 1846.

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848.

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