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William Kingsland "King" Macy (November 21, 1889 – July 15, 1961) was a United States Representative from New York. Born in New York City, he graduated from Groton School (in Groton, Massachusetts in 1908 and from Harvard University in 1912. He engaged in wholesaling and importing from 1912 to 1915, served with the United States Food Administration and War Trade Board from 1917 to 1919, was president of Union Pacific Tea Co. from 1919 to 1922, was a member of a stock brokerage firm from 1922 to 1938, and was a banker and publisher. He was chairman of the Suffolk County Republican Committee from 1926 to 1951, was chairman of the New York State Republican Committee from 1930 to 1934, was delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1928, 1932, 1940, 1944, and 1948, and to the Republican State Conventions from 1928 to 1946. He was active in the investigation of the New York State Banking Department in 1929 and also in promoting the Seabury inquiry into the affairs of New York City in 1931 and 1932. He was a Regent of the State of New York from 1941 to 1953, and in 1946 was a member of the New York State Senate. Macy's hold over the Suffolk Republican party organization was so complete that he was called "The Little King of Suffolk County".

Macy was elected as a Republican to the Eightieth and Eighty-first Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1947 to January 3, 1951. He was defeated for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress, and was chairman of the board of Suffolk Consolidated Press Co., Inc., and of Suffolk Broadcasting Corp. He died in Islip in 1961, and his remains were placed in a receiving vault at Oakwood Cemetery.


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New York State Senate
Preceded by
Perry B. Duryea, Sr.
New York State Senate, 1st District
Succeeded by
S. Wentworth Horton
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edgar A. Sharp
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Ernest Greenwood


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