Daniel P. King

Daniel Putnam King
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1843 July 25, 1850
Preceded by Leverett Saltonstall
Succeeded by Robert Rantoul Jr.
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born January 8, 1801
South Danvers, Massachusetts
Died July 25, 1850 (aged 49)
South Danvers, Massachusetts
Resting place King Cemetery, Peabody, Massachusetts.
Political party Whig
Alma mater Harvard University
Occupation Agriculture

Daniel Putnam King (January 8, 1801 – July 25, 1850) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Early life and education

Born in South Danvers, Massachusetts, now Peabody, Massachusetts King pursued classical studies, graduated from Harvard University in 1823 and he also studied law.

Business career

Although he studied law, King was not a practicing attorney, instead he engaged in agricultural pursuits.

Service in the Massachusetts Legislature

King served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1836 and 1837. King served in the Massachusetts State Senate from 1838 to 1841, and was its President in 1840. King was again a member of the Massachusetts House in 1843 and 1844 and served as Speaker in the latter year.

Congressional service

King was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1843, until his death on July 25, 1850. King served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Twenty-eighth Congress), Committee on Accounts (Twenty-ninth through Thirty-first Congresses), Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirtieth Congress).

Death and burial

King died in South Danvers, on July 25, 1850, he was interred in King Cemetery in Peabody.


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Massachusetts Senate
Preceded by
Myron Lawrence
President of the Massachusetts Senate
Succeeded by
Josiah Quincy, Jr.
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas H. Kinnicutt
Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Thomas H. Kinnicutt
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Leverett Saltonstall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1843 – July 25, 1850
Succeeded by
Robert Rantoul, Jr.
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