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 Austin Augustus King

Austin Augustus King

Birth
Sullivan County, Tennessee, USA
Death 22 Apr 1870 (aged 67)
Missouri, USA
Burial Richmond, Ray County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 12064 · View Source
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10th Missouri Governor, US Congressman. Trained as a lawyer and admitted to the Bar in 1822, he served as a Colonel in the Black Hawk War. He served two one year terms as a member of the Missouri State House of Representatives in 1834 and 1836, and was elected as Governor of Missouri, serving from 1848 to 1853. After serving as a Delegate to Democratic National Convention 1860, he was elected as a Unionist to represent Missouri's 6th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving a single term from March 4, 1863 to March 3, 1865. He was defeated for re-election to the seat by Congressman Robert T. Van Horn, and returned to his private law practice. He passed away in St. Louis, Missouri in 1970.

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  • Added: 31 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12064
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Austin Augustus King (21 Sep 1802–22 Apr 1870), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12064, citing Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Ray County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .