Keywords: King, William 1768-1852
Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.
When he was thirteen, William was sent to Phillips Academy in Andover for a term, but other than that experience he had little formal schooling.
… Historical Society & Museum Richard King Richard King, born in 1718 in Boston, settled in the Dunstan Landing area of Scarborough in 1746 after…
Hearing of King's command, many from Maine volunteered for service under him. Defense of local coastlines and communities was left to town militias.