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William King: Consummate Politican, Military Leader and Entrepreneur

Waterfront and downtown Bath, 1851

Waterfront and downtown Bath, 1851

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Patten Free Library

King moved to Bath in 1799 and served in the Massachusetts Legislature as Bath's Representative in 1800 and then as Senator of the Lincoln District in 1807 and 1808.

While in the Massachusetts Legislature, he fought hard for Maine's separation from Massachusetts.

Shortly after moving to Bath, King married Ann Frazier of Boston and built their home on a hill overlooking the wharves on the Kennebec River where his merchant fleet docked.


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