Keywords: 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.
A number of Rumford area residents played important roles during the Civil War -- and in the community afterwards. Among these are William King Kimball, who commanded the 12th Maine for much of the war.
In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.
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…