Hon John Alsop King

FatherHon Rufus King (c 1755-1827)
MotherMary Alsop
Hon John Alsop King, son of Hon Rufus King and Mary Alsop, was born on 3 March 1788.1 He died on 7 July 1867.1
     John Alsop King served in the War of 1812.
Hon. John Alsop King was educated in Harrow, England, and Paris, admitted to the bar, and practiced law in New York City; served in the War of 1812; Member of Assembly; Secretary of Legation and Charge d'Affairs at Court of Saint James; Member of Congress; President of Syracuse Convention in 1855 when the Republican Party was formed; Governor of the State of New York, 1857-1859; and member of the Peace Conference of 1861.

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America

US Congress Directory: biography.2
KING, John Alsop, (1788 - 1867)

KING, John Alsop, (son of Rufus King and brother of James Gore King), a Representative from New York; born in New York City January 3, 1788; attended Harrow School, England, and also studied in Paris; returned to New York City; studied law; was admitted to the bar; served in the War of 1812 as lieutenant of Cavalry; engaged in farming near Jamaica, N.Y.; member of the State assembly 1819-1821; served in the State senate from 1823 until his resignation in 1825; appointed secretary of the legation at London in 1825; Chargé d’Affaires June 15 to August 5, 1826; again elected to the State assembly in 1832, 1838, and 1840; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1839 and 1852; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); resumed the practice of law; Governor of New York in 1857 and 1858; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1856; member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; died in Jamaica, Long Island, N.Y., July 7, 1867; interment in Grace Church Cemetery.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "950. John Alsop King, b. Mar. 3, 1788, d. July 7, 1867."
  2. Website Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (http://bioguide.congress.gov).
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
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