Recount completed, Obama is 45th U.S. president – in Maine

Here’s a bit of presidential trivia from DownEast.com.

Why is Barack Obama the forty-fifth president in Maine?

Answer:

“In 1680, the Massachusetts Bay Colony named Thomas Danforth as the first president of the ‘District of Mayne’ to govern the region surrounding Falmouth, as Portland was then called.”

For further background, Maine used to be “Mayne” and it used to be part of Massachusetts.

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