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William Henry King


In office
March 4, 1917 – January 3, 1941
Preceded by George Sutherland
Succeeded by Abe Murdock

In office
November 19, 1940 – January 3, 1941
Preceded by Key Pittman
Succeeded by Pat Harrison

Born June 3, 1863
Fillmore, Utah
Died November 27, 1949 (aged 86)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Political party Democratic
Profession Lawyer
Religion Mormon

William Henry King (June 3, 1863 – November 27, 1949) was an American lawyer, jurist, and statesman from Salt Lake City, Utah. He represented Utah in the United States Senate from 1917 until 1941. He was a Democrat and has the interesting distinction of twice succeeding people who had earlier succeeded him (although in one case, B. H. Roberts was never actually seated.)

King was born in Fillmore, Utah Territory in 1863. He went to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He was the associate justice of the Utah Supreme Court between 1894 and 1896. He was elected to the 55th Congress and served between March 4, 1897 and March 3, 1899. He was not renominated in 1898. But he was elected again to fill the unseating of Brigham H. Roberts and served between April 2, 1900 and March 3, 1901. He ran for reelection in 1900 and again in 1902, but lost both times.

Years later, he was elected four times to the Senate and served between March 4, 1917 and January 3, 1941. Between 1918 and 1919, he served on the Overman Committee, investigating seditious German and Bolshevik activities. He served as the President pro tempore of the Senate during the Seventy-sixth Congress.

He returned to Utah and died there in 1949. His son, David S. King, also served in Congress.

King was a direct descendant of Edmund Rice, an English immigrant to Massachusetts Bay Colony, as follows:[1]

  • William H. King, son of
  • William King (1834 – 1892), son of
  • Thomas Rice King (1813 – 1879), son of
  • Thomas King (1770 – 1845), son of
  • William King (1724 – 1793), son of
  • Ezra Rice King (1697 – 1746), son of
  • Samuel Rice King (1667 – 1713), son of
  • Samuel Rice (1634 – 1684), son of

References

  1. ^ Edmund Rice (1638) Association, 2007. Descendants of Edmund Rice: The First Nine Generations.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Clarence Emir Allen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Utah's 1st congressional district

1897-1899
Succeeded by
Brigham Henry Roberts
(vacant)
(never took seat)
Preceded by
Brigham Henry Roberts
(vacant)
(never took seat)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Utah's 1st congressional district

1900-1901
Succeeded by
George Sutherland
United States Senate
Preceded by
George Sutherland
United States Senator (Class 1) from Utah
1917 – 1941
Served alongside: Reed Smoot, Elbert D. Thomas
Succeeded by
Abe Murdock
Political offices
Preceded by
Key Pittman
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
November 19, 1940 – January 3, 1941
Succeeded by
Pat Harrison
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