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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.
About This Item
- 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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