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KING, John Glen, lawyer, born in Salem, Massachusetts, 19 March, 1787; died there, 26 July, 1857. He was a descendant of Daniel King, an early settler in Lynn, Massachusetts Mr. King studied at Harvard with the class of 1807, but did not receive his degree until 1818, having with others left college during what is known as the "grand commons rebellion." He afterward studied law with William Prescott and Judge Story, and was admitted to the bar in 1810. He was a member of both branches of the Massachusetts legislature for many years, and also of the executive council. In 1821, while a member of the house of representatives, he rendered important service in conducting the Prescott impeachment ease. When the city government of Salem was organized, Mr. King' acted as first president of the cominon council, and prepared the code of rules that is still in use. He was eminent in his profession, and held the offices of master in chancery and commissioner of insolvency for Essex county.
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