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Item 10596

Title: William King, Bath, ca. 1806

Contributed by: Patten Free Library

Date: circa 1855

Location: Bath; Augusta

Media: Oil on Canvas

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King Tavern and Customs House, Bath, ca. 1910

William King

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.