Member Biography

Henry King 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1825-1826       12 Democrat
1826-1827       12 Democrat
1827-1828       12 Democrat
1828-1829       12 Democrat
1829-1830       12 Democrat
1830-1831       12 Democrat


07/06/1790 - 07/13/1861

Henry King (D12) Lehigh, Northampton, Pike and Wayne Counties 1825-1831

Early Life:

Henry King, born July 6, 1790, Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts; son of Daniel and Hanna Lord King; pursued classical studies; studied law, New London, Connecticut, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; admitted, Pennsylvania bar, 1815; private law practice, Allentown, Pennsylvania; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1825-1831; elected, Jackson Democrat, United States House of Representatives, 1831-1835; resumed, Allentown law practice; married, Mary L King, son, Henry Lord King; died, July 13, 1861 (aged 71), Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; interment, Union-West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 12th district, Lehigh, Northampton, Pike and Wayne Counties, 1825-1831.

Continued Government Service/National Politics:

Elected, Jackson Democrat, United States House of Representatives, Twenty-second, Twenty-third Congresses, 1831-1835; declined to run for a third term, vacancy filled by Edward B. Hubley.


Older brother, Georgia Congressman, Thomas Butler King; nephew of Colonel John Floyd King, Confederate Army, Civil War, and later served, Louisiana Congressman. 


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members K"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

Henry King (1790-1861) - Find a Grave Memorial

Congressional Biography

After 6 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Henry King  went on to serve in congress