William R. King was born in Sampson County North Carolina on April 7th 1786 to a wealthy family. His father owned a large plantation and served on the state delegation to the Constitutional Convention. King studied law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and after working with William Duffy he passed the bar in 1806. King was also an active member of the Freemasons.
In 1807 King was elected to the North Carolina House of Commons and served until 1809. He was…Continue
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Millard Fillmore was born in Moravia New York in on January 7th, 1800. At a time when it was popular for politicians to prove they were “of the people” by claiming they were born in a log cabin he actually was. Instead of a formal education Fillmore was apprenticed to a cloth manufacturer, he only attended a school, the New Hope Academy, for six months. While learning the cloth trade he also clerked for Judge Walter Wood where he first began studying the law.
George Dallas was born in Pennsylvania on July 19th, 1792. His father Alexander was a lawyer and even served as the Secretary of the Treasury in the Madison administration. George was educated in a Quaker prep school before he attended the College of New Jersey (Princeton) and studied law according to his father’s wishes.
Dallas had attempted to leave college in order to join the military during the War of 1812 but his father forbade him from doing so. Instead he became…Continue