KING, DAVID SJODAHL
After returning to Salt Lake City, King became counsel for the Utah State Tax Commission from 1944 through 1946. He established a private law practice in Salt Lake City in 1945, and between 1946 and 1958 also taught commercial law at Henager Business College.
Elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1958 through 1962. He did not seek renomination to Congress in 1962, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate from Utah in 1962. David King again won election to Congress in 1964, but was defeated for reelection in 1966.
King was appointed United States ambassador to the Malagasy Republic and to Mauritius in January 1967 and in May 1968, respectively, and served in those two positions concurrently until August 1969. From 1979 to 1981 he was alternate executive director of the World Bank.
He was called to serve as president of the Haiti Port-au-Prince Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1986 to 1989. David King has been married twice, first to Francine Evans and later to Rosalie Lehner. He is the father of five sons and two daughters.