John Pendleton King

John Pendleton King

John Pendleton King
United States Senator
from Georgia
In office
November 21, 1833 – November 1, 1837
Preceded by George Troup
Succeeded by Wilson Lumpkin
Personal details
Born (1799-04-03)April 3, 1799
Glasgow, Kentucky
Died March 19, 1888(1888-03-19) (aged 88)
Political party Jacksonian

John Pendleton King (April 3, 1799 – March 19, 1888) was a Georgia.

Born in Academy of Richmond County in Augusta, and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1819 and practiced in Augusta. He married Mary Louise Woodward, daughter of John Woodward and wife Harriet Bixby, and had at least two daughters: Grace Sterling King, married to John McPherson Berrien Connelly and had issue, and Mary Livingstone King, married to Henry Paget, 4th Marquess of Anglesey (1835–1898).

King pursued studies in Europe from 1822 to 1824. He returned and continued the practice of law in Augusta until 1829. He was a member of the State constitutional conventions in 1830 and 1833. He was appointed George M. Troup. He was reelected in 1834 and served from November 21, 1833, until November 1, 1837, when he resigned.

After his time in politics, King became president of the .[1]


  1. ^ "Kingston". Calhoun Times. September 1, 2004. p. 20. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
United States Senate
Preceded by
George Troup
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Georgia
November 21, 1833 - November 1, 1837
Served alongside: John Forsyth, Alfred Cuthbert
Succeeded by
Wilson Lumpkin
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Peleg Sprague
Most Senior Living U.S. Senator
(Sitting or Former)

October 13, 1880 - March 19, 1888
Succeeded by
Henry A. Foster