Historic Markers Across Alabama

William Rufus De Vane King 1786-1853

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: on Kings Street south of Dallas Avenue (State Highway 22), Selma, Alabama
County: Dallas
Coordinates: N 32° 24.323    W 087° 1.888
  32.40538333    -87.03146666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMH65Q


Native Sampson County, North Carolina. Admitted to bar, 1806. North Carolina House of Commons 1807-1809. U.S. Congressman 1811-1816. Secretary U.S. Legation Naples and St. Petersburg 1816-1818. Moved to Dallas County, Alabama, 1818. A founder of Selma; named city. Delegate Alabama Constitutional Convention 1819. U.S. Senator 1819-1844, 1848-1853. U.S. Minister to France 1844-1846. President pro tempore U.S. Senate 1836-1840, 1850-1852. Vice President of United States 1853.

End of William Rufus De Vane King 1786-1853