Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/King, William Henry

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KING, WILLIAM HENRY, United States Senator from Utah; born in Fillmore City, Utah, in 1864. He was educated at the Brigham Young Academy and at the University of Utah. After studying law at the University of Michigan he began the practice in Utah. For three years he was a member of the territorial legislature and served as county attorney and city attorney. He was appointed assistant judge of the Supreme Court of Utah in 1904 and served in Congress from 1897 to 1899. He was again elected to Congress in 1900, serving until 1901. He was defeated for the United States Senate in 1905, and in 1917 defeated George Sutherland for the term 1917 to 1923. He took a prominent part in the Senate debates on the Treaty of Peace with Germany, in 1919 and 1920.