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and supplies in support of the government. In 1872 a Swedish colony was planted on the Aroostook, at a place called New Sweden, where, in one year, about 600 Swedes, aided by the State, had settled upon 20,000 acres of land. They have their own municipal organization and schools, in which one of the chief studies is the English language. See United States, Maine, in vol. IX. governors. (Prior to 1820 Maine was a part of Massachusetts.) Name.Term. William King1820 to 1821 William D. Williamson1821 Albion K. Parris1822 to 1826 Enoch Lincoln1827 to 1829 Nathan Cutler1829 Jonathan G. Hutton1830 to 1831 Samuel Emerson Smith1831 to 1833 Robert P. Dunlap1834 to 1837 Edward Kent1838 to 1839 John Fairfield1839 to 1840 Edward Kent1840 to 1841 John Fairfield1841 to 1843 Edward Kavanagh1843 to 1844 Hugh J. Anderson1844 to 1847 John W. Dana1847 to 1850 John Hubbard1850 to 1853 William G. Crosby1853 to 1855 Anson P. Morrill1855 to 1856 Samuel Wells1856 to 1857 Hanniba
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williamson, William Durkee 1779-1846 (search)
Williamson, William Durkee 1779-1846 Historian; born in Canterbury, Conn., July 31, 1779; settled in Amherst, Mass.; graduated at Brown College in 1804; studied law and began practice in Bangor, Me.; and held a seat in the Massachusetts Senate in 1816-20. In the latter year, when Maine separated from Massachusetts, he was made president of the first Maine Senate, and when Gov. William King resigned became acting governor. He was a member of Congress in 1821-23; probate judge of Hancock county in 1824-40; and the author of History of the State of Maine, from its first discovery to the Separation (2 volumes). He died in Bangor, Me., May 27, 1846.