William R. King

(1786-1853) American politician (vice-president of the Pierce administration)

William Rufus deVane King (April 7, 1786April 18, 1853) was a U.S. representative from North Carolina, a senator from Alabama, and the thirteenth vice president of the United States. Excluding John Tyler and Andrew Johnson — both of whom ascended to the presidency — he was the shortest-serving person to occupy that office (45 days, see List of vice presidents of the United States by time in office).

William R. King
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13th Vice President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1853 – April 18, 1853
PresidentFranklin Pierce
Preceded byMillard Fillmore
Succeeded byJohn C. Breckinridge
Personal details
Born(1786-04-07)April 7, 1786
Sampson County, North Carolina
DiedApril 18, 1853(1853-04-18) (aged 67)
Selma, Dallas County, Alabama
Political partyDemocratic