Andrew Jackson King

Andrew Jackson King

Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, Georgia, USA
Death 14 Oct 1923 (aged 90)
Burial Rosemead, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 14976041 · View Source
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Los Angeles Times
October 14, 1923 page I-6

City's Oldest Lawyer Dead
Long and Active Life Ends for Judge A. J. King

Came to State in 1852; Held Numerous Offices
Career Included Service in State Assembly

Judge Andrew J. King, 90 years of age, the oldest member of the bar in Los Angeles, died yesterday at his residence in Boyle Heights.

He played a prominent part in the early history of the city and held both State and city offices.

He was born in Cherokee Purchase Land in Union County, Georgia. Later his father, Samuel King, who was a tanner and a saddler, took the family to Helena, Ark.

Judge King's boyhood was typical of the life of a boy in pioneer days. He took long horseback rides through the unsettled country on business for his father.

In 1849 the family moved to Santa Fe, N.M. In 1852 Samuel King brought a number of pioneers overland to El Monte. The King family laid out a town which was called Lexington.

Judge King studied law in Los Angeles with Judge Hayes, the first district Judge. The two young lawyers and Judge Scott opened a little office on Main Street a short distance south of the Plaza.

Judge King was the first County Clerk of San Bernardino County. In 1859 he was elected a member of the State Assembly and was on the committee which located the site for the State Capitol.

From 1861 to 1865 he served as under-Sheriff and made many daring arrests. In 1865 he was a law partner of Judge Murray Morrison. From 1865 to 1870 he was one of the proprietors and editors of the Los Angeles News. In 1866 and 1867 he was City Attorney and in 1869, County Judge. In 1873 he printed and published the first city directory.

He was one of the founders of the County Agricultural Society in 1871. He was active in aiding and inaugurating many of the municipal projects of this city.

He was married in 1862 to Miss Laura Evertson. He he survived by hs widow, two sons, Frank E King and Carroll K King and a daughter, Miss Corrinne King.

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