The Adjutant General oversaw much of what was going on with the Maine National Guard and kept in constant communication with the War Department throughout the war.
Born in 1865, he was a lifelong resident of Farmington, where had a career as an optometrist. In 1913, just before the outbreak of war in Europe, he was appointed Adjutant General for the Maine National Guard, a position he held until after the war. Presson went on to become one of the original members of the American Legion. Presson died in 1951 in Farmington and is buried there in the Riverside Cemetery.
On display are some of the records created under the direction of Presson during the war, including general orders and correspondence.