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, William Rufus

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KING, William Rufus, vice-president of the United States in 1853, was born in Sampson county, N. C., April 7, 1786, and died at Cahawba, Ala., April 18, 1853. He was graduated at the university of North Carolina in 1803, studied law, was a democratic member of congress from Alabama 1811-16, United States senator 1819-44, minister to France 1844-6, and United States senator 1846-53. In 1852 he was elected vice-president (see DEMOCRATIC-REPUBLICAN PARTY, V.), and died soon after taking the oath of office.

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