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Governor Edward Joseph King

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Office Dates:  Jan 04, 1979 - Jan 06, 1983

Born:  May 11, 1925

Passed:  Sep 18, 2006

Birth State:  Massachusetts

Party:  Democrat

Family:  two children

School(s):  Boston College

EDWARD J. KING was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, in 1925. He received a degree from Boston College in business and law. He also undertook advanced studies in accounting and finance at Bentley College. From 1948 to 1951, King played professional football with the Buffalo Bills and the Baltimore Colts. In 1953, he joined the staff of Lybrand, Ross Bros. & Montgomery. King became assistant director and comptroller of the Museum of Science in Boston in 1956. From 1959 to 1974, King worked for the Massachusetts Port Authority, first as comptroller, then as secretary/treasurer, and finally as executive director. From 1975 to 1977, King was president of the New England Council. He was elected governor in 1978.


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