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Daniel Putnam King

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 2nd district
Preceded by Leverett Saltonstall
Succeeded by Robert Rantoul, Jr.

Political party Whig

Daniel Putnam King (January 8, 1801 – July 25, 1850) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born in South Danvers, Massachusetts, now Peabody, Massachusetts King pursued classical studies and graduated from Harvard University in 1823. He studied law, but did not practice. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1836 and 1837. He served in the State senate 1838–1841, and was its president in 1840. He was again a member of the State house of representatives in 1843 and 1844 and served as speaker in the latter year.

King was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1843, until his death in South Danvers, Massachusetts, July 25, 1850. He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Twenty-eighth Congress), Committee on Accounts (Twenty-ninth through Thirty-first Congresses), Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirtieth Congress). He was interred in King Cemetery, Peabody, Massachusetts.



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