Born in Rensselaerville, New York, King completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Wesleyan University. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Catskill, New York.
He served as president of the Catskill National Bank from 1865 to 1867. On the consolidation of that bank with the Tanners' National Bank, King continued on the board of directors. He served as presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1860. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1868 and 1880.
- United States Congress. "Rufus H. King (id: K000213)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Rufus H. King at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
Theodoric R. Westbrook
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 11th congressional district
William F. Russell
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