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KING, Alonzo, clergyman, born in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, 1 April, 1796; died in Westborough, Massachusetts, 29 November, 1835. He was graduated at Waterville college (now Colby university) in 1825, and was ordained pastor of the Baptist church at Yarmouth, Maine, 24 January, 1826. Impaired health compelled him to resign in 1831, but in 1832 he became pastor at Northborough, Massachusetts, where he was also for some time agent of the Massachusetts Baptist convention, and agent to raise funds for the endowment of the Newton theological institution. For a short time before his death he was pastor at Westborough, Massachusetts He wrote some lyric poetry, and many of his productions are in circulation without his name. He also published a memoir of his friend, George Dana Boardman (Boston, 1835).
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