King, John Pendleton, 1799-1888

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John Pendleton King (1799-1888) was born on April 3, 1799 near Glasgow, Kentucky. While a young boy, King's family moved to Bedford County, Tennessee. He entered the Richmond Academy in Augusta, Georgia, in 1817. King became a lawyer and practiced until 1829. During this time he traveled to Europe, befriending General Lafayette while in Paris. In 1831, Governor Wilson Lumpkin appointed King as the Judge of the Court of Common Pleas; he was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1833. Also in 1833, King was appointed to the U.S. Senate. He was president of the Georgia Railroad from 1831 until 1878. He financed the completion of the main line to Augusta and a branch to Athens with his own funds, and he built the Atlanta and West Point Railroad.

From the description of John Pendleton King letter, MS 461. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 85845130

From the description of John Pendleton King letter, 1853. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 502274014

U.S. senator of Georgia and railroad official.

From the description of John Pendleton King correspondence, 1835. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980704

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creatorOf King, John Pendleton, 1799-1888. John Pendleton King letter, MS 461. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf King, John Pendleton, 1799-1888. John Pendleton King correspondence, 1835. Library of Congress
creatorOf King, John Pendleton, 1799-1888. Papers, 1846-1875. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Cobb, Azariah P. Azariah P. Cobb collection, 1866-1867. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf King, John Pendleton, 1799-1888. John Pendleton King letter, 1853. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Georgia Railroad and Banking Company. Georgia Railroad and Banking Company papers, 1838-1854. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Johnson, Herschel Vespasian, 1812-1880. Letter signed : Augusta, Ga., to A.H. Stephens, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Cobb, Azariah P. person
associatedWith Georgia Railroad and Banking Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Herschel Vespasian, 1812-1880. person
associatedWith Lawton, Alexander Robert, 1818-1896. person
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Augusta (Ga.)
Georgia
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Senators, U.S. Congress--Georgia
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Birth 1799-04-03

Death 1888-03-19

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