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John A. King, former Republican governor of New York, dies at his home in Queens County after a stroke.


The former governor of New York, John Alsop King, had collapsed while giving a speech at a Fourth of July celebration in Jamaica, Long Island, reportly while uttering the words "old men like me are passing away." He died at his home three days later from the effects of this stroke.  He had been a Whig member of Congress and had served as governor between 1857 and 1858 as a Republican.  He was seventy-nine years old.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Ex-Governor John A. King," Harper's Weekly Magazine, July 27, 1867, p. 477.