King, William Rufus de Vane

King, William Rufus de Vane
(7 abr. 1786, cond. de Sampson, N.C., EE.UU.–18 abr. 1853, Cahaba, Ala.).

Político estadounidense. Fue miembro de la Cámara de Representantes por Carolina del Norte desde 1811; renunció en 1816 para ocupar el cargo de secretario de legación con William Pinkney, ministro plenipotenciario de EE.UU. en Rusia. A su regreso se trasladó a Alabama y fue uno de los primeros senadores por ese estado (1819–44, 1848–52). Como representante diplomático en Francia entre 1844 y 1846, convenció al gobierno de ese país de abstenerse de intervenir en la anexión de Texas por EE.UU. En 1852 fue elegido vicepresidente de EE.UU. con Franklin Pierce, pero falleció poco después de prestar juramento.

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

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  • King, William Rufus de Vane — born April 7, 1786, Sampson county, N.C., U.S. died April 18, 1853, Cahaba, Ala. U.S. politician. A member of the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina from 1811, he resigned from the House in 1816 to serve as secretary of legation to …   Universalium

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  • Rufus — /rooh feuhs/, n. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning red headed. * * * (as used in expressions) King Rufus King William Rufus de Vane Putnam Rufus William Rufus * * * …   Universalium

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  • Vane — /vayn/, n. Sir Henry (Sir Harry Vane), 1613 62, British statesman and author. * * * (as used in expressions) King William Rufus de Vane Vane Sir Henry Sir Henry Vane the Younger * * * …   Universalium

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