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Governors Addresses

A Sample of Governors Addresses

Inaugural Address, Governor William King, 1820 Inaugural Address, Governor Hannibal Hamlin, 1857 Inaugural Address, Governor James B. Longley, 1975 Inaugural Address, Governor Joseph E. Brennan, 1979 Inaugural Address, Governor Joseph E. Brennan, 1983 Inaugural Address, Governor John R. McKernan, Jr., … Continue reading

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Baldacci Inaugural Address 2003

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Governor John E. Baldacci, January 8, 2003 Madam President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Legislature, Governor Curtis, Governor Brennan, distinguished guests, Chief Saufley and representatives of the court. More than 200 years ago, when Thomas Jefferson delivered his first inaugural … Continue reading

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Baldacci Inaugural Address 2007

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Governor John E. Baldacci, January 2, 2007 Madam President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Legislature, Secretary of State Dunlap, Treasurer Lemoine, Attorney General Rowe, State Auditor Douglas, Congressman Allen, Governor Brennan, Governor King, Governor Doyle, Chief Francis, Chief Nicholas, Chief … Continue reading

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Baldacci State of the State 2008

NOTE: The video clips offered here, and on the next few pages, do not cover everything spoken by Governor Baldacci. In addition, you may notice that he departs from the written text. Madam President, Mr. Speaker, Madam Chief Justice, members … Continue reading

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Brennan Inaugural Address 1979

Governor Joseph E. Brennan, January 4, 1979 Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the 109th Legislature Mr. Chief Justice and Members of the Judiciary, Mr. Secretary of State. One hundred and sixty years ago, two hundred and seventy-four delegates representing … Continue reading

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Brennan Inaugural Address 1983

Governor Joseph E. Brennan, January 6, 1983 Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, honorable members of the 111th Maine Legislature, Mr. Chief Justice and distinguished members of the Maine Judiciary, Senator Mitchell, Bishop O’Leary, Rabbi Krinsky, Reverend Josselyn, my colleagues in service … Continue reading

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Hamlin Inaugural Address 1857

Governor Hannibal Hamlin, 1857 Gentlemen of the senate and house of representatives: You have assembled to discharge the legislative duties devolved upon you by the people of the state. It becomes my duty, under the provisions of the constitution, to … Continue reading

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King Inaugural Address 1820

Face page of the first bound volume of the Laws of Maine which contained Governor Kings address

Governor William King, 1820 RESOLVES OF THE LEGISLATURE OF MAINE, PASSED AT ITS SESSION, WHICH COMMENCED ON THE THIRTY FIRST DAY OF MAY, AND ENDED ON THE TWENTY-EIGHTH OF JUNE, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY ______________ MESSAGE OF THE … Continue reading

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King Inaugural Address 1995

Governor Angus S. King, Jr., January 5, 1995 Members of the Judiciary, the Legislature, the International Consular Corps, family, friends, and citizens of Maine: We have been through hard times together. Maine’s economy has been rocked by cutbacks in defense; … Continue reading

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King Inaugural Address 1999

Governor Angus S. King, Jr., January 7, 1999 A little less than a year from now, at the end of a cold New England night, the sun’s first rays will strike Eastport, Cadillac Mountain, and Mars Hill and a new … Continue reading

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LePage Inaugural Address 2011

Governor Paul R. LePage

Governor Paul R. LePage, January 5, 2011 Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the 125th Legislature, Governor Baldacci, former Governors King, McKernan, Brennan and honored guests. Welcome. Mainers have a long tradition of working together. As I begin I would … Continue reading

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McKernan Inaugural Address 1987

Governor John R. McKernan, Jr., January 8, 1987 Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the 113th Legislature, Mr. Chief Justice and Members of the Judiciary, Mr. Secretary of State, Senator Smith, Members of Maine’s Congressional Delegation, Former Governors, Members of … Continue reading

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McKernan Inaugural Address 1991

Governor John R. McKernan, Jr., January 3, 1991 Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the 115th Legislature, Mr. Chief Justice and Members of the Judiciary, Mr. Secretary of State, Members of the Clergy, and Fellow Citizens: Before I begin, I … Continue reading

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