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William A. King Jr., 90, longtime Philadelphia jurist

Mar 7, 2017 - Philadelphia Inquirer

William A. King Jr., 90, of Chestnut Hill, a former Philadelphia lawyer and jurist who heard cases for more than three decades in Common Pleas Court, U.S. District Court, and later Philadelphia Municipal Court, died Friday, March 3, at home of complication of a stroke.

A staunch Republican, Judge King fought an uphill battle early in his career, running for elective office in heavily Democratic Philadelphia. But in 1970 the tide turned; he was appointed the register of wills and served thr

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