Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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King, James Gore

King, James Gore (son of Rufus King and brother of John Alsop King), a Representative from New Jersey; born in New York City May 8, 1791; pursued classical studies in England and France; returned to United States; was graduated from Harvard University in 1810; studied law at the Litchfield Law School; served in the War of 1812 as assistant adjutant general of New York Militia; engaged in mercantile pursuits in New York City in 1815 and in banking in Liverpool, England, in 1818; returned to New York City in 1824 and engaged in banking, with residence in Weehawken, N.J.; president of the Erie Railroad in 1835; member of New York Chamber of Commerce 1817-1853 and its vice president 1841-1845 and president 1845-1848; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); declined to be a candidate for renomination; resumed banking; died at his country place, "Highwood," near Weehawken, N.J., October 3, 1853; interment in the churchyard of Grace Church, Jamaica, N.Y.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "King, James Gore," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1413 Original Sources, accessed February 23, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9QXJDSGR9TEM4ZY.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "King, James Gore." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1413, Original Sources. 23 Feb. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9QXJDSGR9TEM4ZY.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'King, James Gore' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1413. Original Sources, retrieved 23 February 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9QXJDSGR9TEM4ZY.