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Maine's Hidden History: U.S. Founding Father from Maine, Rufus King
09/18/2013   Reported By: Tom Porter

More than 70 Maine residents were sworn in as U.S. citizens yesterday at a ceremony in Portland - a fitting way to honor Constitution and Citizenship Day, the annual observance of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, and recognition of all who are born in the U.S. or who become citizens by naturalization. For this latest installment in our ongoing series, Maine's Hidden History, we examine the role of the only one of the Founding Fathers of the Constitution from this part of the world. Tom Porter has more.

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Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter talks with local historian Herb Adams about the role of Scarborough-born Founding Father Rufus King (right) in the creation of the U.S. Constitution, and King's service under six U.S. presidents as ambassador to Britain.

Image of Rufus King, 1820: Collections of the Scarborough Historical Society & Museum, courtesy of Maine Historical Society.


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