KING, JOHN PENDLETON, a Senator from Georgia; born in Glasgow, Barren County, Ky., April 3, 1799;
moved in infancy with his parents to Bedford County, Tenn., and then to Augusta, Ga., in 1815;
graduated from Richmond Academy, Augusta, Ga.; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1819 and
practiced in Augusta; pursued studies in Europe 1822-1824; returned and continued the practice of
law in Augusta, Ga., until 1829; member of the State constitutional conventions in 1830 and 1833;
appointed judge of the court of common pleas in 1831; elected in 1833 as a Jacksonian (later
Democrat) to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George M.
Troup; reelected in 1834 and served from November 21, 1833, until November 1, 1837, when he
resigned; president of the Georgia Railroad & Banking Co. 1841-1878; railroad promoter and
cotton manufacturer; member of the State constitutional convention in 1865; died in Summerville,
Chattooga County, Ga., March 19, 1888; interment in St. Paul's Churchyard, Augusta, Ga.