Early career william rufus devane king was born in sampson county, north carolina, on april 7, 1786, the second son of william king and margaret devane his father, a wealthy planter and justice of the peace, had fought in the revolutionary war, served as a delegate in the state convention called to ratify the us. William rufus devane king was born in sampson county, north carolina, on april 7, 1786 while abroad, king learned important diplomatic skills which helped him navigate the political environment when he returned to washington, dcafter returning to the united states, king moved from north carolina to the newly. Early life king was born in sampson county, north carolina, to william king and margaret devane, and graduated from the university of north carolina at chapel hill in 1803 there, king residence politics king was a delegate to the convention which organized the alabama state government upon the admission of. Vice president: william rufus de vane king party: democrat first his father fought in the revolutionary war and later moved into politics where he eventually became the governor of new hampshire franklin in 1829 pierce began his career in politics winning a seat on the new hampshire state legislature next, he. One hundred and fifty years ago this spring, america mourned the death of william rufus devane king, alabama's only united states vice presi- dent fellow statesmen paused from political differences to render eloquent eulogies praising king's long career as a senator and diplomat as orations echoed in the.
The 13th vice president of the united states, william rufus devane king, ranks among the more obscure of the many obscurities who have held that office as well as a description by tennessee politician aaron brown of king as buchanan's better half, an 'aunt fancytriged (sic) out in her best clothes. The political and personal partnership of james buchanan (1791-1868) of pennsylvania and william rufus devane king (1786-1853) of alabama was one of the most significant cross-sectional partisan collaborations in the antebellum period of the united states (commonly defined as the years from 1815. One hundred and fifty years ago, william rufus devane king became the only alabamian elected to executive office of the united states and the nation's only official to take the oath of office on foreign soil he died less than a month after his inauguration as vice president, but his life chronicle as the first us senator from. King county william rufus devane king (portrait by george cooke, 1839) the recent hit movie “selma” recounts the historic civil rights marches 50 years after alabama became a state in 1819, king, already an accomplished politician, returned to the other washington as one of its first two senators.
Politician, statesman, and us vice president william rufus king (1786-1853) was a complex figure who lived during a tumultuous period in alabama king's older brother, thomas devane king, had already established a plantation on the black warrior river in present-day tuscaloosa county, and he. William rufus devane king was born in sampson county, north carolina, on april 7, 1786, the second son of william king and margaret devane deciding on a career in politics, william king served in the north carolina legislature's house of commons from 1808-1809, also serving as a. William rufus devane king holds the distinction of being the only alabamian to be elected to executive office of the united states and the only official to take the oath of office on foreign soil in most cases, king, a democrat, was a strong supporter of andrew jackson and was a loyal unionist throughout his career during. William rufus devane king, 13th vice president of the us (under franklin pierce) and lover of james buchanan july was the president of the united states, serving from march 1849 until his death in july before his presidency, taylor was a career officer in the united states army, rising to the rank of major general.
Make research projects and school reports about william rufus day easy with credible articles from our free, online encyclopedia and dictionary mckinley rewarded day for his friendship, political counsel, and service as secretary of state with an appointment in 1899 to the us sixth circuit court of appeals. William rufus devane king was sworn in as the 13th vice president of the united states on march 24, 1853, while in havana, cuba he was also the third us vice be determined with any certainty what is certain, however, is that king's political career came to a rather abrupt end after tuberculosis set in. King, william rufus de vane, a representative from north carolina, a senator from alabama, and a vice president of the united states born in sampson county, nc, april 7, 1786 attended private schools graduated from the university of north carolina at chapel hill in 1803 studied law admitted to the bar in 1806 and. For some reason, i've always found the exploits of william rufus de vane king, hannibal hamlin, and schuyler colfax nothing short of fascinating wallace faced criticisms of being a communist sympathizer for most of his political career, and, whatever the exact truth may have been, it's hard to dispute.
As a lieutenant in senator roscoe conkling's political machine, arthur held one of the most lucrative positions in government—collector for the port of new york for seven years william rufus de vane king was (pretty definitely) gay [ franklin by then, however, his political career was over wallace. It became a geo-political accommodation, handed to either an “elder statesman” as a lifetime achievement award, or to a pleasant but non-threatening politician to balance north and south, or east and west the hon william king william rufus devane king (1786-1853) was a well-born son of north. William rufus devane king, congressman, diplomat, us senator, and vice- president of the united states, was born in sampson county, the second son of william and margaret in 1818 king moved to alabama to take advantage of the unprecedented economic opportunity there and to enhance his political career. The oregon territorial legislature picked king county's moniker before washington was even a state, a nod to then vice president–elect william rufus de vane king in 1852 the alabama senator, slave owner, and proponent of 1850's brutal fugitive slave act died at his plantation near selma just after.
The life of william rufus devane king (1786-1853)—senator, diplomat, vice president—is obscure, oddly so for a man who rose to such high political office born in sampson county to william and mary devane king on april 7, 1786, young king enjoyed a privileged childhood as the son of a revolutionary war hero. William rufus devane king, the 13th united states vice president, is believed by some historians to have been gay he holds the distinction most accounts by historians of king's political career portray him as a moderate southerner who supported slavery while emerging as a strong unionist king voiced. Buchanan's very close “friend” was named senator william rufus devane king, later vice president king under buchanan's presidential predecessor his political life was explained as a matter of incompetence, but what was glaring at wheatland was buchanan's repeated description as “a family man.
One of those – william rufus devane king – called alabama home and he represents the closest any state resident has come to the top office in the land known about king during his lifetime, he would not have achieved one-third of his splendid accomplishments on behalf of this nation, chestnutt said. Historic political figures king, william rufus de vane, (1786-1853), biographical directory of the united states congress (accessed june 6, 2014) link throughout his long and successful career as a politician, the sampson native worked as a lawyer, a member of the us house of representatives, senator, minister.
Masculinity, southern gentlemen, and the strange story of alabama's first us senator, william rufus devane king i wonder if becoming much more rigid in gender expectations isn't narrowing what's possible in political life, excluding not just potential 21st century william rufus kings, but anyone. William rufus king was an american politician and diplomat who is often remembered as the shortest-serving vice president of united states william rufus devane king was born on april 7, 1786, in sampson county, north carolina, united states, to william king, and his wife, margaret devane. William rufus de vane king was elected as franklin pierce's vice president in 1852, but his real claim to fame, these days, is that he took the oath of office on foreign soil and then died when he returned to the us, king bought a plantation in alabama, where he was to spend most of his career as a united states senator. The rich history of williams rufus king on sampson independent | magnolia — william rufus devane king (1786-1853) is memorialized in many places, most notably in north carolina in clinton and chapel hill and in alabama in selma his influence was felt in the district of columbia, the state of.