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U.S. Vice President William R. King born 230 years ago today (Apr 7 1786)

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(Friday, April 7, 1786)William R. King, the 13th Vice President of the United States, was born today in Sampson County, North Carolina.

The future U.S. Senator from Alabama would briefly serve as vice president under President Franklin Pierce, a Democrat, from March 4, 1853 until his death of tuberculosis only 45 days later.