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Robert T. King, Vermont State Auditor

Robert T. King (March 15, 1917 – September 18, 1970) was a Vermont Republican politician who served as Auditor of Accounts.


Robert Thomas King was born in Jericho, Vermont on March 15, 1917.[1] He was educated in nearby Underhill.[2][3][4][5]

King served in the China-Burma-India Theater with the Army during World War II. He was discharged in 1946 with the rank of Warrant Officer Junior Grade.[6]

Following his military service King attended Burlington Business College in Burlington, Vermont.[7]

In 1950 King received a bachelor's degree in accounting from the College of William & Mary and accepted a position on the staff of Vermont's Auditor of Accounts.[8]

A lifelong bachelor, King was active in Jericho's civic affairs, including service as Moderator for the Mount Mansfield Union School District, the Underhill Graded School District and the Underhill-Jericho Water District.[9]

In 1963 King was appointed Deputy State Auditor.[10]

King was the successful Republican nominee for State Auditor in 1968 and served from January, 1969 until his death.[11]

King died of a heart attack in Jericho on September 18, 1970. He was buried in Underhill Flats Cemetery in Underhill.[12] He was succeeded in office by Alexander V. Acebo.[13]


  1. Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008, entry for Robert Thomas King
  2. 1920 U.S. Census Entry for Pearley J. King family
  3. 1930 U.S. Census Entry for Pearley J. King family
  4. 1940 U.S. Census Entry for Pearley J. King family
  5. Vermont Legislative Directory, published by Vermont Secretary of State, 1969, page 753
  6. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, entry for Robert T. King
  7. Vermont Legislative Directory and State Manual, published by Vermont Secretary of State, 1963, page 713
  8. Newspaper article, Auditor King to Run Again, by Associated Press, North Adams (Mass.) Transcript, April 16, 1970
  9. Newspaper article, State Auditor King Says He'll Run Again, Bennington Banner, April 14, 1970
  10. Newspaper article, King Seeks GOP nomination for Auditor of Accounts, Bennington Banner, July 10, 1968
  11. Newspaper article, State Auditor King, 53, Dies of Heart Attack, by United Press International, published in Bennington Banner, September 18, 1970
  12. Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008 Record for Robert T. King
  13. Newspaper article, Election Sweep is Scored By Republicans In Vermont, by Associated Press, published in Newport (R.I.) Daily News, November 4, 1970
Political offices
Preceded by
Jay H. Gordon
Vermont Auditor of Accounts
1969 – 1970
Succeeded by
Alexander V. Acebo

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