William Anne Keppel, second earl of Albemarle, served as governor of Virginia from
1737 until his death in 1754. His father was a confidant of William of Orange and
later was made first earl of Albemarle. William Anne Keppel succeeded to his father's
titles and estates in 1718. In a distinguished military career, he rose to the rank
of lieutenant general and proved himself during the War of the Austrian Succession.
Albemarle became ambassador to France in 1748 and a memb. . .
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