February 10, 2007
Maryland native William Savin Fulton was the last territorial governor of Arkansas. Fulton, a veteran of the War of 1812 and the first Seminole War, was appointed territorial secretary in 1829 by his friend, President Andrew Jackson. Jackson then appointed him territorial governor in 1835. When Arkansas achieved statehood in 1836, he was elected one of the state’s first two U.S. senators. Reelected in 1840, he served in the office until his death in 1844.