Biography of Henry G. King
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Henry G. King is outstanding among the prominent young lawyers of Lorain County, successfully engaged in the practice of his profession at Lorain, with offices in the Commercial Building. He was born in this city, Nov. 11, 1895, the son of Henry G. and Elizabeth Catherine (Hills) King.

Henry G. King, deceased, was a native of Ohio, born at Avon. His wife was born at Skinnersville, Mass. The boyhood of Henry G. King was spent on his father's farm and he attended the district schools of Lorain County. He built and operated the old Porter House, Lorain's first hotel, and also was interested in the real estate business. He was the owner of a theatre and skating rink and various other properties in and about Lorain. Mr. King died in 1915 and his wife died in 1930. They are buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Lorain, Ohio. Mr. King was a Republican and at one time served as county treasurer of Wood County. His brother, F. J. King, served for several terms as Democratic mayor of the City of Lorain. Mr. King fraternally was affiliated with King Solomon's Lodge, F. and A. M., of Elyria. To Mr. and Mrs. King were born three children: Henry G., the subject of this sketch; Dorothy, and Elizabeth, all of whom live at Lorain.

Henry G. King attended the public schools of Lorain, is a graduate of University School, Cleveland, class of 1914, and of Heidelberg College. He studied law at Columbia University Law School, and at Western Reserve, and was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1922. Throughout his professional career he has been located in Lorain, and in November, 1929, was elected city solicitor. He is a Democrat in politics and has been a candidate for both State Senator and Probate Judge, being defeated by small majorities.

Mr. King has numerous business interests in the city, being a director of The Universal Company, El Rose Hotel Company, and R. F. Emsley, Inc.

Mr. King has the following lodge affiliations: Kingston Lodge No. 10, F. and A. M.; Mt. Horeb Chapter No. 75, R. A. M.; Adeiphic Council No. 7, R. &. S. M.; Albany Souvereign Consistory; Cyprus Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., Albany; Elyria Masonic Club; Black River Lodge No. 680, I. O. O. F.; Lake Shore Encampment No. 242; Welcome Rebecca Lodge No. 283; Holman Lodge No. 699, Knights of Pythias; Lorain Aerie No. 343, F. O. E.; Lorain Lodge No. 376, Loyal Order of Moose; Phi Delta Phi fraternity; and Lorain Yacht Club.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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