Rufus King (1755 - 1827) was the fourth president of the United States of America. He is widely regarded as the greatest president of the nation out of the first five, and is credited with the growth of the nation into a regional power, and setting it on the path toward becoming a great power. He introduced the King Reforms, is credited with the demise of slavery, and centralized the United States government, and ended the British-American War effectively through his leadership. Following his administration, the anti-Federalists were hardly able to recover. He was also president for the second longest amount of time of any U.S. president (12 years, or 3 terms).