Henry Churchill King was born on 18 September 1858 in Hillsdale, Michigan, and died on 27 February 1934 in Oberlin, Ohio. King graduated from Oberlin College with his BA in 1879 and then received his BD degree from Oberlin Theological Seminary in 1882. He spent two years at the Harvard Divinity School and Harvard University studying philosophy, theology, ethics, and mathematics under the instruction of Francis Greenwood Peabody, Francis Bowen, and George Herbert Palmer. After receiving an MA degree in 1884 from Harvard University, he returned to Oberlin as associate professor of mathematics in 1884. He became associate professor of philosophy in 1890, professor of philosophy and theology in 1891, and professor of theology at Oberlin Seminary in 1897.
From The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers in Oxford Reference.