Adam King

January 20, 1783 to May 6, 1835

U.S. Congressman. Born in York, Pennsylvania, on January 20, 1783, he studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and commenced to work as a doctor at a medical center in York. He was editor-publisher of the York Gazette, (1818-35) and clerk of the courts of York County, (1818-26). In 1827, he was elected to the Twentieth Congress, reelected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses, serving until 1833. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of medicine until his death by suicide at age 52 in York, Pennsylvania.