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William King Sebastian

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Born: June 12, 1812

Birthplace: Centerville, Tennessee

Father: Samuel Sebastian 1777 – 1870

Mother: Elizabeth King

Wife: Amelia Dunn 1821 – 1864

Political Party: Democratic Party

Education:


1834: Graduated from Columbia College​

Occupation before War:

Attorney and Cotton Planter in Helena, Arkansas​
1835 – 1837: Helena, Arkansas Prosecuting Attorney​
1840 – 1843: Helena, Arkansas Circuit Court Judge​
1843 – 1845: Associate Justice of Arkansas State Supreme Court​
1846 – 1847: President of Arkansas State Senate​
1846: Democratic Party Presidential Elector​
1848 – 1861: United States Senator from Arkansas​
1849 – 1853: Member of Senate Indian Affairs Committee​
1853 – 1861: Chairman of Senate Indian Affairs Committee​
1855 – 1861: Member of Senate Territories Committee​

Civil War Career:

1861: Expelled from United States Senate on July 11th​
1861 – 1864: Attorney in Helena, Arkansas​
1864 – 1865: Attorney in Memphis, Tennessee​
1877: His explosion from U.S. Senate revoked and his children paid.​

Died: May 20, 1865

Place of Death: Memphis, Tennessee

Age at time of Death: 52 years old

Burial Place: King Family Burial Ground, Helena, Arkansas
 
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