Cyclopædia of Political Science, Political Economy, and the Political History of the United States

Edited by: Lalor, John J.
(?-1899)
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1881
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New York: Maynard, Merrill, and Co.
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1899
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Includes articles by Frédéric Bastiat, Gustave de Molinari, Henry George, J. B. Say, Francis A. Walker, and more.
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KING

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KING, Rufus, was born at Scarborough, Mass. (now in Maine), March 24, 1755, and died at Jamaica, N. Y., April 29, 1827. He was graduated at Harvard in 1777, was a Massachusetts delegate to the continental congress 1784-6, and removed to New York in 1788. He was United States senator (federalist) 1789-96, and minister to Great Britain 1796-1803. His support of the war of 1812 made him United States senator 1813-25, and he was again appointed minister to Great Britain 1825-6. From 1800 until 1812 he was the regular federalist candidate for vice-president. (See FEDERAL PARTY, II.)

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