Internationally eminent BYU faculty member, 1971-1996. Educator, linguist, Shakespearean scholar, and poet, King developed an important new approach to language study called historical sociostylistics, pioneered the teaching of English as a second language world-wide, and was twice decorated by Queen Elizabeth. A teacher of extraordinary influence around the world, he nurtured moral discernment in his students, as well as scholarly skills. Born a Quaker in Hampshire, England, he became a Latter-day Saint in 1966. From 1986-1988, he served as President of the London Temple.