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.
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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.
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