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13th Vice President
Political Party Democratic
Term March 4, 1853 - April 18, 1853  (66-67)
President Franklin Pierce
Predecessor Millard Fillmore
Successor John C. Breckinridge


Full Name William Rufus DeVane King
Birth

April 7, 1786

Sampson County, North Carolina

Father William Rufus King  (1755-1816)
Mother Margaret DeVane  (1758-1826)
Brothers

Thomas DeVane King  (1779-1854)

Thomas Charles King  (1783-1834)

Ezekiel King  (1785-1865)

John DeVane King  (1796-1833)

Sisters

Margaret King Beck  (1782-1822)

Tabitha King Kornegay  (1788-1870)

Helen King King  (1793-1856)

Catherine King  (1795-1816)

Elizabeth King Green  (1797-1881)

Alma Mater University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  (1803)
Occupation

President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate  (1836-1841, 1850-1852)

United States Minister to France  (1844-1846)

U.S. Senator from Alabama  (1819-1844, 1848-1852)

Representative from North Carolina's 5th District  (1811-1816)

City Solicitor of Wilmington, North Carolina  (1810-1811)

Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives  (1807-1809)

Lawyer

Death

April 18, 1853

Selma, Alabama

(67 years)


Marriages
None


Children
None

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