KING, Edward John

KING, Edward John
69th Congress Pictorial Directory, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1867–1929

Biography

KING, Edward John, a Representative from Illinois; born in Springfield, Mass., July 1, 1867; moved to Illinois with his parents, who settled in Galesburg, Knox County, in 1880; attended the public schools, and Knox College at Galesburg, Ill.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Galesburg, Ill.; city attorney in 1893 and 1894; member of the State house of representatives 1907-1914; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1915, until his death; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture (Sixty-seventh through Sixty-ninth Congresses); had been reelected to the Seventy-first Congress; died in Washington, D.C., February 17, 1929; interment in Hope Abbey Mausoleum, Hope Cemetery, Galesburg, Ill.

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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. 70th Cong., 2d sess., 1928-1929. House. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of Edward J. King, late a Representative from Illinois. Seventieth Congress, second session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1929.

Vander Meer, Philip R. "Congressional Decision-Making and World War I: A Case Study of Illinois Congressional Opponents." Congressional Studies 8 (1981): 59-79.

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