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The Blaine House

 

William King

DATE OF BIRTH:  February 9,1768

PLACE OF BIRTH:  Scarborough

 

DATE OF DEATH:  June 17, 1852

PLACE OF DEATH:  Bath

 

PROFESSION:  Merchant, Shipbuilder

 

POLITICAL AFFILIATION:  Democratic – Republican

 

TERM IN OFFICE:  June 2, 1820 – May 28, 1821

 

FIRST LADY:  Ann N. Frazier

 

QUOTE: Under a government such as ours, a government of laws and not of men, it ought to be one of its first principles that the laws should be simple and plain and easy to understand.

Inaugural Address, June 2, 1820

 

OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICES: Spanish Treaty Commissioner, Collector of Customs for Bath, Commissioner for the Erection of the State House.

 

Governor William King

FURTHER READING:

Biographical Encyclopedia of Maine of the 19th Century. Boston: Metropolitan Publishing and Engraving Company, 1885, pp. 77-80.

Chase, Henry. Representative Men of Maine. Portland: The Lakeside Press, 1893, p. III.

Dudley, Deane. “Recollections of Gov. King, First Governor of Maine,” Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, Bangor, 1884, pp. 95-106.

Eastern Argus, Portland, June 21, 1852.

Garraty, John A. and Carnes, Mark C. “William King,” American National Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999, Vol. 12, pp. 719-720.

Malone, Dumas. “William King,” Dictionary of American Biography. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1933, Vol. 10, pp. 405-406.

Smith, Marion Jacques. General William King. Lewiston: Twin City Printery, 1980.

 



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