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Christian Politicians in Michigan

Henry H. Crapo Henry Howland Crapo (1804-1869) — also known as Henry H. Crapo — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Mass., May 24, 1804. Republican. Lumber business; built the Flint and Holly Railroad, which later became part of the Flint & Pere Marquette Railroad; mayor of Flint, Mich., 1860-61; member of Michigan state senate 24th District, 1863-64; Governor of Michigan, 1865-69. Christian. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., July 22, 1869 (age 65 years, 59 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Flint, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse C. Crapo and Phebe (Howland) Crapo; married, June 9, 1825, to Mary Ann Slocum; father-in-law of James C. Willson; father of William Wallace Crapo; grandfather of W. C. Durant.
  Political family: Crapo family of Flint, Michigan.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  Stanley Wayne Elder (1909-1986) — also known as Stanley W. Elder — of Marquette, Marquette County, Mich. Born in Hastings, Adams County, Neb., June 4, 1909. Republican. Insurance business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Marquette County, 1943-44; defeated, 1940, 1944, 1954; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 12th District, 1946; Republican candidate for Michigan state senate, 1950 (primary, 31st District), 1964 (primary, 38th District), 1966 (38th District). Christian. Member, Elks; Eagles; Kiwanis. Died in 1986 (age about 77 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Leonard L. Elder and Mabel Grace Elder.
Jim Fulmer Robert James Fulmer (b. 1983) — also known as Jim Fulmer — of Berkley, Oakland County, Mich. Born in North Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev., May 24, 1983. Libertarian. Software systems engineer for an automobile manufacturing supplier; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 2012; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan. Christian. Still living as of 2012.
  Image source: Jim Fulmer campaign web site
  Yousif B. Ghafari (b. 1952) — of Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Alma El-Chaab, Lebanon, September 27, 1952. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 2004; U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia, 2008-09. Christian. Lebanese ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Trafton Jean (b. 1972) — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born, in a hospital at Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., September 5, 1972. Libertarian. Accountant; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 85th District, 2000; treasurer of Michigan Libertarian Party, 2001-02. Christian. Still living as of 2004.
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