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  King, Angus
<-  2018-01-01  
NameAngus King
AddressP.O. Box 633
Brunswick, Maine 04011, United States
Website [Link]
Born March 31, 1944 (76 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Jul 18, 2019 12:51am
Tags Caucasian - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Health Care Reform - Pro-Gun control - Married - Cancer - Straight -
InfoFormer two-term governor of Maine, Angus S. King was born in Alexandria, Virginia. Angus began his career in 1969 as a staff attorney for Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Skowhegan, Maine and became Chief Counsel in 1973 to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics in the office of then-Senator William D. Hathaway.

Angus returned to private practice law in 1975 with the firm of Smith, Loyd and King in Brunswick, Maine. In the same year, he began his 18-year career as host and co-producer of public affairs programming on Maine Public Broadcasting Network. During this time he hosted a weekly McNeil-Lehrer type program, which featured public issue discussions, candidate debates, and special productions. In addition to local and state officials and private sector leaders, his guests during this period included Ed Muskie, George Mitchell, Malcolm Forbes, Margaret Chase Smith, William F. Buckley, David Broder, and others.

In 1983, Angus became vice-president and general counsel of Swift River/Hafslund Company, an alternative energy development company based in Portland and Boston. In 1989, he founded and served as President of Northeast Energy Management, Inc., a developer of large-scale energy conservation projects at commercial and industrial facilities in central and southern Maine. He sold this business in 1994.

Angus King was elected Maine’s 71st Governor in 1994 and reelected in 1998 by one of the largest margins of victory in the state’s history. He was one of only two independent governors in the country. During his term in office, the state’s corrections and mental health systems were substantially rebuilt, both in terms of program and infrastructure; major improvements were made in the state’s service capability—including on-line services; and the state dramatically increased its commitment to research and development. Significant reductions were made in a variety of state taxes. Additionally, as governor, he oversaw the largest increase of lands in conservation in the state’s history and started the nationally recognized program to provide laptop computers to every seventh and eighth grade student in the state—regardless of location or family income—with a goal of making Maine’s students the most computer literate in the world.

Angus is married to Mary J. Herman and is the father of four sons: Angus III, Duncan, James, and Benjamin, and a daughter, Molly.


DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/11/2019-10/13/2019 Public Policy Polling 54.00% ( 0.0) 32.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)
01/01/2017-03/31/2017 Morning Consult 67.00% ( 0.0) 23.00% ( 0.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
03/04/2019-03/13/2019 Pan Atlantic SMS 66.20% ( 0.0) 31.10% ( 0.0) 4.70% ( 0.0)
10/15/2014-10/21/2014 University of New Hampshire 61.00% ( 0.0) 23.00% ( 0.0) 16.00% ( 0.0)

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Feb 07, 2018 05:00pm News Maine senator claws his way to lobster emoji victory  Article IndyGeorgia 
Nov 13, 2012 11:10am Strategy Maine’s Angus King angles for Finance seat  Article RP 
Jun 14, 2012 10:00am Profile Angus King Strolls to the Senate  Article Imperator 
Mar 09, 2012 05:00pm Endorsement [Angus] King supports Obama for re-election  Article Brandonius Maximus 

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