William King was a delegate to the convention that organized the Alabama state government. After Alabama was admitted as the 22nd state in 1819, he was elected to the U.S. Senate. King was the only U.S. executive official to take the oath of office while on foreign soil. William King was inaugurated in Havana, Cuba, where he was recuperating due to poor health. He was the only vice president from Alabama, and he held the highest political office of any Alabamian in American history. King died of tuberculosis after only 45 days in office, and with the exceptions of John Tyler and Andrew Johnson, both of whom succeeded to the presidency, he is the shortest serving vice president.
This U.S. Vice President William King History Mug is part of our U.S. Vice Presidents Series which includes all of the US Vice Presidents.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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