King, William R. (William Rufus), 1786-1853

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U.S. Representative from North Carolina, a Senator from Alabama, and the thirteenth Vice President of the United States.

From the description of William R. King letter, 1832 Dec. 12. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 86117079

KIng was U.S. minister to France from 1844 to 1846.

From the description of Letter : Paris, to L.H.A. Fengel, Basle, Switzerland, 1844 July 28. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 78573272

From the description of Letter : Paris, to L.H.A. Fengel, Basle, Switzerland, 1844 July 28. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52247287

William Rufus King was born in Sampson County, NC, on April 7, 1786. He represented North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1811 to 1816. For the next couple of years, he served as secretary of the U.S. legation in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1818 he moved to Dallas County in the new Alabama territory where he was elected a delegate to the convention that framed Alabama's first constitution. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1819 to 1844, when he resigned to become minister to France. In 1848 he was appointed by Alabama Governor Chapman to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Arthur P. Bagby. In 1852 he was elected as vice president on the ticket with Franklin Pierce. Ill with tuberculosis, he was in Havana, Cuba on inauguration day. By a special act of Congress, he was allowed to take the oath of office in Havana on March 4, 1853. He returned to his home in Cahaba, Ala., where he died on April 18, 1853.

From the description of Family papers, 1714-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122543151

William Rufus De Vane King, U.S. senator from Alabama, who was later elected vice president of the United States.

From the description of William R. King letters, 1825; 1849 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 24270314

U.S. vice president, U.S. senator and representative from North Carolina, and diplomat. Full name: William Rufus Devane King.

From the description of Letter of William R. King, 1837. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009949

William Rufus King (1786-1853) was a United States senator from Alabama, who was later elected vice president of the United States.

From the guide to the William R. King Letters, ., 1825; 1849, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

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referencedIn Phillips, P. (Philip), 1807-1884. Family papers of P. Phillips, 1832-1914. Library of Congress
creatorOf Hubbard, David, 1792-1874. David Hubbard papers, 1807-1871. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
referencedIn Walker family. Papers, 1798-1833. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf King, William R. (William Rufus), 1786-1853. Papers, 1827-1852. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Bagby, Arthur P. (Arthur Pendleton), 1794-1858. Letters, 1842-1849. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Brown, Bertram Erwin, b.1871. Pickett's, History of Alabama and incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi: scrapbooks, [188-?-]-[ca.1919]. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Pitts, Philip Henry, 1814-1884. Philip Henry Pitts papers, 1814-1884 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Buchanan, James, 1791-1868. Papers, 1775-1868. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf King, William R. (William Rufus), 1786-1853. Letter of William R. King, 1837. Library of Congress
referencedIn Alabama. Governor (1835-1837 : Clay). Appointments correspondence, 1835-1837. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Asher, Louis Eller, 1877-1948. Lewis Eller Asher autograph collection, 1757-1925. Library of Congress
creatorOf King, William R. (William Rufus), 1786-1853. William R. King letter, 1832 Dec. 12. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Coffee, John, 1772-1833. Papers, 1796-1887. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Alabama. Secretary of State. Correspondence of Secretary Thomas A. Rogers, 1820-1821. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Alabama. Governor (1831-1835 : Gayle). Administrative files, 1831-1835. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf King, William R. (William Rufus), 1786-1853. Letter : Paris, to L.H.A. Fengel, Basle, Switzerland, 1844 July 28. Texas Christian University
referencedIn King, Cyrus, 1772-1817. Papers, 1796-1846. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Glick, Nathan H. (Nathan Harold), 1912-. Pen and ink drawings, [199--]-[1993]. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf General Records of the Department of State. 1763 - 2002. Oaths of Office of Federal Appointees. 1799 - 1976. 1799 thru 1860, I THRU K. 1799 - 1860. Oath of Office of Vice President William R. King
creatorOf Alabama. Governor (1837-1841 : Bagby). Administrative files, 1829-1841. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf William R. King Letters, ., 1825; 1849 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf King, William R. (William Rufus), 1786-1853. Letter : Paris, to L.H.A. Fengel, Basle, Switzerland, 1844 July 28. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf King, William R. (William Rufus), 1786-1853. William R. King letters, 1825; 1849 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Alabama. Governor (1819-1820 : W.W. Bibb). Administrative files, 1819-1820. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn P. Phillips Family Papers, 1832-1914 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf King, William Rufus Devane, 1786-1853. Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Henry Wheaton, 1845 Mar. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn United States President, Cabinet, and House of Representatives, 34th Congress, autograph book MSS. 0356., 1855-1903 W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama
creatorOf Alabama. Governor (1821-1825 : Pickens). Administrative files, 1817-1825. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Image Collection, 1799-1999. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Alabama. Governor (1849-1853 : Collier). Administrative files, 1848-1853. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf King, William R. (William Rufus), 1786-1853. Family papers, 1714-1964. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Carmichael, Emmett B. Pamphlets vertical file--persons, [ca.1835]-[ca.1835]- Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn John Cuthbert letter MSS. 0389., 1848 June 29 University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama
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Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Spain
North Carolina
Washington (D.C.)
South Carolina
Montgomery (Ala.)
Alabama
Cahaba (Ala.)
Alabama
United States
France
Italy
United States
Cuba
Subject
Vice presidents
Slaves
African Americans
Tariff--Law and legislation
Military pensions--Revolution 1775-1783
Diplomacy
Tariff
Diplomatic and consular service, American
Occupation
Vice Presidents--United States
Senator
Diplomats
Representatives, U.S. Congress--North Carolina
Senators, U.S. Congress--North Carolina
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Birth 1786-04-07

Death 1853-04-18

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