Andrew King (representative)

Andrew King ( born March 20, 1812 Greenbrier County, Virginia; † November 18, 1895 in Jefferson City, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1871 and 1873 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Born in what is now West Virginia Andrew King attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began in Saint Charles ( Missouri) to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In 1846, King was a member of the Senate of Missouri; In 1858 he was a member of the House of Representatives from Missouri. Between 1859 and 1864 he served as a judge in the 19th Judicial District of the State of.

In the congressional elections of 1870, King became the ninth constituency of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded David Patterson Dyer took on 4 March 1871 that he had beaten in the election. Since he resigned in 1872 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1873. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Andrew King again practiced as a lawyer. He died on 18 November 1895 in Jefferson City, and was interred in Saint Charles.