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Item 10095

James Swan Jr., Thomaston, ca. 1810

Contributed by: The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1810 Location: Thomaston Media: Oil on panel

Item 10596

William King, Bath, ca. 1806

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: circa 1806 Location: Bath; Augusta Media: Oil on Canvas

Item 52764

General Henry Knox, ca. 1805

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1805 Location: Thomaston Media: Oil


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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.