Samuel Ward KingSamuel Ward King
(May 22, 1786 - January 20, 1851) of Johnston
, Providence County, Rhode Island
, was the Governor of Rhode Island
, 1839-43, who took a strong stand against the expanded voting franchise that led to the Dorr Rebellion
in 1841 - 1842. President John Tyler
refused to send in Federal troops at Governor King's request to suppress the uprising.
He married Catherine Latham Angell.
King was Presidential Elector for Rhode Island in the election of 1832; Interment at a private or family graveyard, Providence County, Rhode Island.