Biography of Charles H. King
Chicago, Cook County, Il Biographies

KING, CHARLES H. - Born at Troy, N. Y., July 15, 1854. Son of Alexander B. and Emma King. Ancestors came to America about 1665, and settled in Connecticut. Parents American. Subject of sketch was educated at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, N. Y. He came to Chicago in 1875 and for two years was engaged as a conimercial traveler. For twelve years following he occupied a position in the office of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railroad company, and was for three years with the county treasurer of Cook county. He has been very active in local politics in connection with the democratic party; was for four years a member of the democratic county central committee from the second ward, and has been a number of times president of ward clubs. He is a member of the order of Elks, is president of the Mayflower Council of the National Union, and a member of the Chicago Society Sons of New York. Mr. King was married in 1873 to Carrie L. Van Deusen, and has one daughter, Lilyon C.


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The Handbook of Chicago Biography
Edited by John J Flinn.
The Standard Guide Company
Chicago 1893

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