Governor William King, ca. 1850

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Governor William King, ca. 1850

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William King was born in Scarborough in 1768, and received only a grammar school education. Starting work in a Topsham sawmill, he rose to become the largest ship owner in Maine and a successful merchant. His business interests included real estate, banking, and cotton manufacturing.

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  • Title: Governor William King, ca. 1850
  • Creation Date: circa 1850
  • Subject Date: circa 1850
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ambrotype
  • Local Code: Coll. 2003, 2008.500.0011
  • Object Type: Image

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