Portrait: Bedford County Courthouse
President Judge Alexander King (W19) Bedford and Huntingdon Counties 1848-1850
President Judge Alexander King, born September 27, 1805, Huntingdon County, son of John and Christina Bergstresser King; public school education; Bedford Academy; read law with John Johnson, Huntingdon County; admitted, Bedford County Bar, 1833; relocated, practiced law, Saint Louis, Missouri, 1840-1842; returned to Bedford, Pennsylvania, established, law practice; married, Mary Jane Watson, children, Infant King, Christine King Reamer, Eliza Hartley King, Alexander King, Jr., Susan Van Lear King; elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1848-1850; appointed, President Judge, 16th Judicial District, 1861; reelected, President Judge, 16th Judicial District, ten-year term, 1864; died, during that term in Blair County, January 10, 1871 (aged 65) Bedford County, Pennsylvania; interment, Bedford Cemetery, Bedford, Bedford County, Pennsylvania.
Elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 19th district, Bedford and Huntingdon Counties, 1848-1850
Appointed, President Judge, 16th Judicial District, Bedford, Franklin, Fulton and Somerset Counties, vacancy, death, Judge James Nill; reelected to a ten-year term, 1864; died during that term in Blair County, January 10, 1871.
Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania Biography:
Reminisces and Sketches, Historical and Biographical, by William M. Hall, Meyers Printing House, Harrisburg, PA, 1890.
History of Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania. Lewis Publishing Company, New York: Chicago 1906.
Courts and Lawyers of Pennsylvania, A History 1623-1923 by Frank M. Eastman, Volume III, The American Historical Society, Inc. New York, 1922.