Early life and education
Although he studied law, King was not a practicing attorney, instead he engaged in agricultural pursuits.
Service in the Massachusetts Legislature
King served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1836 and 1837. King served in the Massachusetts State Senate from 1838 to 1841, and was its President in 1840. King was again a member of the Massachusetts House in 1843 and 1844 and served as Speaker in the latter year.
King was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1843, until his death on July 25, 1850. King served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Twenty-eighth Congress), Committee on Accounts (Twenty-ninth through Thirty-first Congresses), Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirtieth Congress).
Death and burial
- 61st Massachusetts General Court (1840)
- 62nd Massachusetts General Court (1841)
- 64th Massachusetts General Court (1843)
- List of United States Congress members who died in office (1790–1899)
- United States Congress. "Daniel P. King (id: K000198)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
| President of the Massachusetts Senate
Josiah Quincy, Jr.
|Massachusetts House of Representatives|
|| Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district
March 4, 1843 – July 25, 1850
Robert Rantoul, Jr.