William R. King

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Birthday
7, 1786
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
Apr 18, 1853 (67)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
7, 1786
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
Apr 18, 1853 (67)

About

American Democratic politician who served as 13th Vice President of the United States. He was only in office for six weeks before he passed away.

Before Fame

He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and opened a law practice in North Carolina before entering the House of Representatives.

Trivia

In between his tenure as a North Carolina Representative and an Alabama Senator, he served as the Minister to France.

Family Life

His parents were William King and Margaret deVane. 

Associated With

He was Vice President under 14th U.S. President Franklin Pierce.