Alvin Olin King, Sr

Alvin Olin King, Sr

Male 1890 - 1958  (67 years)

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  • Name Alvin Olin King 
    Suffix Sr 
    Born 21 Jun 1890  Leoti, Wichita County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Jan 1958  Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 21 Jan 1958  Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12436  Brown Family
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2017 

    Father George Merritt King, Sr,   b. 25 Apr 1862, Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1935, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Thomson Stirling,   b. 4 Dec 1863, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1940, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 28 Jun 1883  Parsons, Labette County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5942  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Willie Lee Voris,   b. 30 Mar 1895, Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1959, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 29 Jan 1916  New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Voris King,   b. 20 Jan 1917, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1991, San Francisco County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     2. Alvin Olin King, Jr,   b. 25 Feb 1923, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1931, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F5948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Alvin Olin King
    Alvin Olin King
    King was elected to the Louisiana State Senate from Calcasieu Parish in the southwestern part of the state and rose to president pro tempore of that body. When Huey Pierce Long, Jr., vacated the governorship for a seat in the United States Senate, King replaced him as governor for the three and a half months remaining in Long\'s elected term.

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    Alvin Olin King Sr
    Alvin Olin King Sr
    King Family Marker
    King Family Marker

  • Notes 
    • Alvin Olin King, Lake Charles attorney and member of the State Senate, is a young man who has rapidly achieved distinction in his profession and in the public life of Southwest Louisiana.

      His father is George Merritt King, one of the men who have made Lake Charles a great commercial and industrial center. George Merritt King is secretary-treasurer of the Powell Lumber Company, of the Weber King Lumber Company, of the Farmer's Land & Canal Company, is treasurer of the Farmers Rice Milling Company and a director of the Calcasieu National Bank of Southwest Louisiana, all institutions at Lake Charles.

      Senator Alvin Olin King was born at Leoti, Kansas, June 21, 1890, but has spent most of his life at Lake Charles. He attended high school there, business college at Parsons, Kansas, and in 1915 graduated from the Law Department of Tulane University at New Orleans. He was a Phi Kappa Sigma at Tulane. After graduating he engaged in the practice of law at Lake Charles, and has busied himself chiefly with a general civil practice. Since 1920 he has been city attorney, since 1922 has held the office of city attorney of De Quincy and in January, 1924, was elected to the State Senate from the Fourteenth Senatorial District. In the Senate he served as chairman of the corporations, parochial and municipal committees, as member of the committee on agriculture, commerce and levees; committee on elections, qualifications, registration and constitution; committee of judiciary "B"; committee on railroads, insurance and industry and the rules committee. His record in the Senate was one favoring economic administration of state affairs, together with liberal treatment of all problems involving the welfare of schools. He was author of the Senate Bill No. 162, known as the King bill, providing for necessary legislation for building a great deep water harbor at Lake Charles, establishing a system of wharves and docks, for construction of terminals, appointment of a dock commission, and the financing of the entire project,

      Senator King is a member of the Lake Charles Country Club, and a trustee of the First Methodist Episcopal Church. In Masonry, he belongs to the Royal Arch Chapter, Council and Knights Templar Commandery in the York Rites and has taken the thirty-second degree in the Scottish Rite Consistory, is a member of the El Karubah Temple of the Mystic Shrine at Shreveport, and also belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias. Senator King married Miss Willie Lee Voris of New Orleans. Their two children are Voris and Alvin Olin, Jr.

      A History of Louisiana, (vol. 2), p. 268, by Henry E. Chambers. Published by The American Historical Society, Inc., Chicago and New York, 1925.