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Daniel P. King

Daniel Putnam King
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1843 - July 25, 1850
Preceded by Leverett Saltonstall
Succeeded by Robert Rantoul, Jr.
Personal details
Born January 8, 1801
South Danvers, Massachusetts
Died July 25, 1850 (aged 49)
Resting place King Cemetery, Peabody, Massachusetts.
Political party Whig

Daniel Putnam King (January 8, 1801 – July 25, 1850) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Early life and education

Born in South Danvers, Massachusetts, now Peabody, Massachusetts King pursued classical studies, graduated from Harvard University in 1823 and he also studied law.

Business career

Although he studied law, King was not a practicing attorney, instead he engaged in agricultural pursuits.

Service in the Massachusetts Legislature

King served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1836 and 1837. King served in the Massachusetts State Senate from 1838–1841, and was its President in 1840. King was again a member of the Massachusetts House in 1843 and 1844 and served as Speaker in the latter year.

Congressional service

King was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1843, until his death on July 25, 1850. King served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures

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