Henry King (congressman)

Henry King (July 6, 1790 – July 13, 1861) was an American politician who served as a Jacksonian member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district from 1831 to 1833 and Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district from 1833 to 1835.

Henry King
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
Preceded bySamuel A. Smith
Peter Ihrie, Jr.
Succeeded byEdward Burd Hubley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
Preceded byJoseph Fry, Jr.
Succeeded byDistrict inactive
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 12th district
In office
Personal details
Born(1790-07-06)July 6, 1790
Palmer, Massachusetts
DiedJuly 13, 1861(1861-07-13) (aged 71)
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Political partyJacksonian


King was born in Palmer, Massachusetts. He studied law in New London, Connecticut, and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He was admitted to the bar in 1815 and commenced practice in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 12th district from 1825 to 1830.[1]

King was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1834 to the Twenty-Fourth Congress. He resumed the practice of law after leaving congress. He died in Allentown in 1861 and is interred at the Union-West End Cemetery.[2]

He was the brother of Georgia Congressman Thomas Butler King and uncle of Louisiana Congressman John Floyd King.


  1. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - Henry King Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Henry King". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 26 April 2019.


Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
Henry Winter
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate, 12th district
Succeeded by
William G. Scott
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
District inactive
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by