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Angus King
Angus King

Angus S. King, Jr. (born March 31, 1944) served two terms as an Independent Governor of Maine from 1995 to 2003. After leaving office, he became a distinguished lecturer at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and annually teaches a semester-long undergraduate course on leadership. He also became employed at a law firm and a consulting firm in Portland, Maine. Image File history File links AngusKing. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... This is a list of Governors of Maine since statehood in 1820. ... Bowdoin College is a private liberal arts college located in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. ... Brunswick is a town located in Cumberland County, Maine. ... Motto: Nickname: Founded 1786 Incorporated County Cumberland County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Jim Cohen Area  - Total  - Water 136. ...


Born in 1944 in Alexandria, Virginia, King was first elected in 1994, defeating both former Democratic Governor Joseph Brennan and Republican Susan Collins. Old Town Alexandria, viewed from the west, as seen from the observation deck of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Joseph Edward Brennan (born November 2, 1934) is an American politician from Maine and a Democrat. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Susan Margaret Collins (born December 7, 1952 in Caribou, Maine) is the junior U.S. Senator from Maine and a Republican. ...


Collins, a protegee of U.S. Senator and future Secretary of Defense William Cohen, was relatively unknown in Maine but benefited from a chaotic eight-candidate Republican primary by winning with fewer than a quarter of the votes. Brennan was in his fifth campaign for governor - two successful - and beat back three challengers in the Democratic primary. The key to the King strategy was a large investment in television advertising during Maine's unusually early June primary, allowing him to emerge from the primary season on an equal footing with his partisan rivals. In the end, the candidacy of Green Party nominee Jonathan Carter proved decisive when he took 6 percent of the vote statewide and 10 percent in the Democratic stronghold of Portland, much of it from Brennan.


King's election was less a rarity in Maine politics, where Independent James Longley had been elected twenty years previously. During his tenure, he was one of only two Governors nationwide not affiliated with either of the two major parties, the other being Jesse Ventura of Minnesota (both King and Ventura endorsed John Kerry for President in 2004). Official language(s) None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 39th 86,542 km² 305 km 515 km 13. ... A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... Jesse Ventura (born July 15, 1951, as James George Janos, which is still his legal name) was elected the 38th Governor of Minnesota on November 3, 1998, after a career as Navy SEAL, professional wrestler, actor, mayor, and radio talk show host. ... Official language(s) None Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 12th 225,365 km² 400 km 645 km 8. ...


Before being elected Governor, King was well-known statewide as a television host on Maine PBS and a successful businessman. As Governor, King's bipartisan ways proved extremely popular: in 1998, he was reelected with 59 percent of the vote to 19 percent for Republican Jim Longley Jr. and 12 percent for Democrat Thomas Connolly. PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ...

Preceded by:
John R. McKernan, Jr.
Governor of Maine
1995–2003
Succeeded by:
John E. Baldacci

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Angus King - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (347 words)
The key to the King strategy was a large investment in television advertising during Maine's unusually early June primary, allowing him to emerge from the primary season on an equal footing with his partisan rivals.
King's election was less a rarity in Maine politics, where Independent James Longley had been elected twenty years previously.
As Governor, King's bipartisan ways proved extremely popular: in 1998, he was reelected with 59 percent of the vote to 19 percent for Republican Jim Longley Jr.
The Angus Douglases (9561 words)
Angus was compelled to resign his office of Lord Justiciar on the south side of the Forth, his Stewardry of Kirkcudbright, his Sheriffdom of Lanark, and his command of the strong castle of Thrieve.
Angus was one of the commanders of the insurgent forces at the battle of Sauchieburn, in which the royal army was defeated, and James was murdered in his flight from the field.
Angus and his astute brother, Sir George Douglas, did all in their power to promote the scheme of the English king for the marriage of his son, Prince Edward, to the infant Queen Mary, and gave him judicious advice as to the best mode of carrying it gradually into effect.
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