Angus S. King, Jr.

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Angus S. King, Jr. "was born in Virginia, but spent most of his adult years in Maine. After early political experience as a legislative assistant to Senator William D. Hathaway, King entered private law practice in Brunswick, Maine.

"In the 1980s, King served as Vice President of a company that developed alternative energy projects in New England. In 1989, King founded Northeast Energy Management, Inc. The company developed, installed, and operated large-scale electrical energy conservation projects at commercial and industrial facilities throughout south-central Maine.

"King was elected Governor of Maine in 1995, a position he held until 2003. Elected as a political Independent in his first run for public office, he was re-elected in 1998 by one of the largest margins in Maine's history. As Governor, King oversaw a $2.5 billion budget and 13,000 employees." [1]

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  1. About Angus King, PBS, accessed August 28, 2008.