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Politician members in Michigan

  Frank Accavitti, Jr. (b. 1957) — of Eastpointe, Macomb County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 31, 1957. Democrat. Mayor of Eastpointe, Mich., 1999-2002; member of Michigan state house of representatives 42nd District, 2003-. Catholic. Member, Kiwanis. Still living as of 2003.
  Relatives: Second cousin of Daniel Joseph Acciavatti (1961?-).
  Glenn S. Allen, Jr. (1914-2001) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., January 8, 1914. Republican. Lawyer; law clerk to Justices William W. Potter and Emerson Boyles, 1939-40; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Kalamazoo, Mich., 1951-59; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 6th District, 1960; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Kalamazoo County 1st District, 1961-62; candidate for Michigan state treasurer, 1962; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 3rd District, 1974-86; appointed 1974. Presbyterian. Member, Kiwanis; Elks; Moose; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in DeWitt, Clinton County, Mich., November 6, 2001 (age 87 years, 302 days). Interment at Protestant Cemetery, Mackinac Island, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Glenn S. Allen, Sr. and Annette (Brenner) Allen; married to Virginia Verdier (1917-1974; daughter of Leonard D. Verdier (1877-?)).
  Epitaph: "He loved his state, steeped in its soil, washed in its waters. You're Michigan now, Michigan forever."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Louis Edwin Anderson (1884-1955) — also known as Louis E. Anderson — of Northport, Leelanau County, Mich. Born in Omena, Leelanau County, Mich., September 18, 1884. Republican. School teacher; merchant; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Charlevoix District, 1929-32, 1941-54; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 27th District, 1932, 1934; Grand Master of Michigan Freemasons, 1932-33. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary; Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Eagles; Kiwanis. Died in 1955 (age about 70 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew F. Anderson (1857-?) and Maret (Bahle) Anderson; married to Muriel Wrisley.
  Thomas Jefferson Anderson (1919-1994) — also known as Thomas J. Anderson — of Southgate, Wayne County, Mich. Born in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., November 21, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; engineer; supervisor of publications and automotive assembly problem control, Ford Motor Company; director, Southgate Bank; mayor of Southgate, Mich., 1958-61; member of Michigan state house of representatives 28th District, 1965-82; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984. Protestant. Member, Kiwanis; American Legion. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., September 18, 1994 (age 74 years, 301 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
  Robert M. Ashley (1890-1966) — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Newark, Licking County, Ohio, April 12, 1890. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; pharmacist; osteopath; delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Wayne County 4th District, 1933; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1936; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1940. Congregationalist. Member, Kappa Sigma; Kiwanis; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles. Died in July, 1966 (age 76 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Allen Ashley and Mary Elma Ashley; married, June 15, 1929, to Gretchen Rebecca Peterman.
  Murl K. Aten (1901-1971) — of Sandstone Township, Jackson County, Mich. Born in Norvell, Jackson County, Mich., August 13, 1901. Republican. Lawyer; Jackson County Clerk, 1939-40; Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney, 1945-46; Michigan state auditor general, 1947-50; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1950. Methodist. Member, Kiwanis; Freemasons; Moose. Suffered a heart attack while walking near his home, and died, in Sandstone Township, Jackson County, Mich., June 15, 1971 (age 69 years, 306 days). Interment at Roseland Memorial Gardens, Napoleon Township, Jackson County, Mich.
  Luther Henry Baker (1872-1944) — also known as Luther H. Baker — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., September 8, 1872. Republican. Insurance executive; director, Lansing National Bank; director, Capitol Savings & Loan Co.; mayor of East Lansing, Mich., 1925-28. Congregationalist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Kiwanis. Died February 3, 1944 (age 71 years, 148 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Luther Byron Baker (1830-1896) and Helen (Davis) Baker (1841-1918); married, May 28, 1899, to Una Jacobs (1874-1950).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lester O. Begick (1926-1991) — of Bay City, Bay County, Mich.; Kawkawlin, Bay County, Mich. Born in Bay City, Bay County, Mich., February 17, 1926. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Bay County, 1961-62; defeated in primary, 1956, 1958; member of Michigan state senate 24th District, 1963-64; defeated in primary, 1964. Lutheran. Member, Kiwanis. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 7, 1991 (age 65 years, 293 days). Burial location unknown.
  Tony Benavides (b. 1937) — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in San Vicente, Nuevo León, May 5, 1937. Director, Cristo Rey Community Center, from 1969; mayor of Lansing, Mich., 2003-05; defeated, 2005. Catholic. Hispanic ancestry. Member, Kiwanis; Urban League. Still living as of 2005.
  Relatives: Son of Jesus Benavides and Maria Benavides.
Alvin M. Bentley Alvin Morell Bentley (1918-1969) — also known as Alvin M. Bentley — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, August 30, 1918. Republican. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1953-61; defeated, 1962; wounded in an attack by Puerto Rican nationalists on the floor of the House of Representatives, March 1, 1954; candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1960; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 15th Senatorial District, 1961-62; candidate for Michigan state board of education, 1964; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1966-69; appointed 1966; died in office 1969. Congregationalist. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Exchange Club; Theta Delta Chi; Optimist Club; Rotary; Kiwanis. Died in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., April 10, 1969 (age 50 years, 223 days). Entombed at Oak Hill Cemetery, Owosso, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Alvin Morell Bentley and Helen (Patterson) Bentley; married to Arvella Ann Duescher; father of Alvin M. Bentley, Jr. (1941-).
  Cross-reference: Robert L. Richardson, Jr.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Robert Heinz Blandford (b. 1919) — also known as Robert H. Blandford — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., May 20, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 16th District, 1954; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Kent County 1st District, 1961-62. Protestant. Member, Kiwanis; American Legion; Freemasons. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Glen Blandford and Millie (Heinz) Blandford; married to Shirley Lou Martin.
  Frederick Van Ness Bradley (1898-1947) — also known as Fred Bradley — of Rogers City, Presque Isle County, Mich. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 12, 1898. Republican. U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1939-47; died in office 1947. Presbyterian. Member, Kiwanis. Died, in the infirmary at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, New London County, Conn., May 24, 1947 (age 49 years, 42 days). Interment at Rogers City Memorial Park, Rogers City, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1922 to Marcia Marie Hillidge.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Clark L. Brody Clark Louis Brody (1879-1961) — also known as Clark L. Brody — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Fabius, St. Joseph County, Mich., February 1, 1879. Republican. Farmer; county agricultural agent, 1915-21; executive with Farm Bureau; member of Michigan state board of agriculture, 1921-59; appointed 1921; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1956. Methodist. Member, Farm Bureau; Alpha Zeta; Phi Kappa Phi; Kiwanis. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., October 12, 1961 (age 82 years, 253 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of James Polk Brody (1845-1915) and Emma L. (Seeley) Brody (1853-1904); married, November 14, 1906, to Margaret Ellen York (1879-1960).
  The Brody Complex of dormitories at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Jim N. Brown (1926-1991) — of Mason, Ingham County, Mich.; Okemos, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Mason, Ingham County, Mich., December 9, 1926. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1968; member of Michigan state house of representatives 59th District, 1969-72; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1972. Presbyterian. Member, Kiwanis; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., April 14, 1991 (age 64 years, 126 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Vernon Jacobs Brown (1874-1964).
Vernon J. Brown Vernon Jacobs Brown (1874-1964) — also known as Vernon J. Brown — of Mason, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Vevay Township, Ingham County, Mich., March 20, 1874. Republican. Grocer; Ingham County Clerk, 1919-22; newspaper publisher; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 2nd District, 1929-38; Michigan state auditor general, 1939-44; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1945-46; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1946. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Kiwanis. Died in 1964 (age about 90 years). Interment at Hawley Cemetery, Vevay Township, Ingham County, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John M. Brown and Nancy J. (Jacobs) Brown; married to Maud R. DeCamp; father of Jim N. Brown (1926-1991).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1939
  Wilber Marion Brucker (1894-1968) — also known as Wilber M. Brucker — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich.; Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., June 23, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Saginaw County Prosecuting Attorney, 1923-26; Michigan state attorney general, 1928-30; appointed 1928; Governor of Michigan, 1931-32; defeated, 1932; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1932, 1936, 1948, 1964 (alternate); candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1936; U.S. Secretary of the Army. Presbyterian. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Kiwanis; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Delta Sigma Rho; Sigma Delta Kappa; Phi Gamma Delta; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Moose; Odd Fellows. Suffered an apparent heart attack after attending an Economic Club luncheon, and died soon after, in the emergency room at Harper Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 28, 1968 (age 74 years, 127 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Ferdinand Brucker and Robertha H. Brucker; married 1923 to Clara Hantel; father of Wilber Marion Brucker, Jr. (1924?-).
  Political family: Brucker family of Saginaw, Michigan.
  Dianne Byrum (b. 1954) — of Onondaga, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Jackson, Jackson County, Mich., March 18, 1954. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1991-94 (58th District 1991-92, 68th District 1993-94); member of Michigan state senate 25th District, 1995-99; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1996; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 2000. Female. Member, Kiwanis. Still living as of 2000.
  Relatives: Married to James Byrum (brother of William D. Byrum (1943-)).
  Arnold J. Cane (b. 1914) — of Menasha, Winnebago County, Wis. Born in Ontonagon, Ontonagon County, Mich., December 11, 1914. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1951-60 (Winnebago County 2nd District 1951-54, Winnebago County 3rd District 1955-60). Member, Knights of Columbus; Kiwanis; Elks; Eagles; American Bar Association. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
Charles E. Chamberlain Charles Ernest Chamberlain (1917-2002) — also known as Charles E. Chamberlain; "The Automobile Horn of Congress" — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Locke Township, Ingham County, Mich., July 22, 1917. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1957-75. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; Kiwanis; Society of the Cincinnati. Died, of renal failure and congestive heart failure, in Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va., November 25, 2002 (age 85 years, 126 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Louis Calvin Chappell (1910-1991) — also known as Louis C. Chappell — of South Haven, Van Buren County, Mich. Born in Mancelona, Antrim County, Mich., January 8, 1910. Republican. School teacher; economist; lawyer; candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Van Buren County, 1961. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Theta Phi; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in South Haven, Van Buren County, Mich., September 28, 1991 (age 81 years, 263 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Louis Chappell and Alta (Coblentz) Chappell; married, June 8, 1940, to Pauline Ladyman.
  Gerald John Cotter (1903-1978) — also known as Gerald J. Cotter — of Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Mich. Born in Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Mich., December 12, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; Isabella County Prosecuting Attorney, 1931-34; member of Michigan state senate 24th District, 1935-36; defeated, 1936; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1939; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 21st Circuit, 1947. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Kiwanis; Elks; Knights of Columbus. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., July 14, 1978 (age 74 years, 214 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John B. Cotter and Mary Ellen (McCarthy) Cotter; married, October 30, 1929, to Alta T. Dettling.
  Louis K. Cramton (b. 1915) — of Midland, Midland County, Mich. Born in Lapeer, Lapeer County, Mich., December 15, 1915. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1971-80 (103rd District 1971-72, 102nd District 1973-80); defeated in primary, 1968. Presbyterian. Member, Kiwanis; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Elks. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Louis Convers Cramton (1875-1966).
  John B. Davidson (1876-1941) — of Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Oldham, Lancashire, England, March 17, 1876. Republican. Woollen manufacturer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Eaton County, 1929-30; member of Michigan state senate 15th District, 1931-32; defeated, 1932. Member, Kiwanis. Died in 1941 (age about 65 years). Burial location unknown.
  Harry A. DeMaso (b. 1921) — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., February 24, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; Battle Creek Township Supervisor; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1957-66 (Calhoun County 2nd District 1957-64, 45th District 1965-66); defeated in primary, 1954; member of Michigan state senate 20th District, 1967-86. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Kiwanis; Elks. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1947 to Mary Jane Hocott.
  Michael A. Dively (b. 1938) — of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, December 12, 1938. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives 104th District, 1969-74; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1972. United Church of Christ. Member, Kiwanis; Freemasons; Shriners; American Bar Association; Elks. Still living as of 1974.
  George Anthony Dondero (1883-1968) — also known as George A. Dondero — of Royal Oak, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Greenfield Township (now part of Detroit), Wayne County, Mich., December 16, 1883. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Royal Oak, Mich., 1921-23; U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1933-57 (17th District 1933-53, 18th District 1953-57). Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis. Died in Royal Oak, Oakland County, Mich., January 29, 1968 (age 84 years, 44 days). Interment at Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Louis Dondero and Caroline (Truthern) Dondero; married, June 28, 1913, to Adele Roegner.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Clyne Ward Durst, Jr. (b. 1930) — also known as Clyne W. Durst, Jr. — of Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich. Born in St. Louis, Mo., October 27, 1930. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Lenawee County, 1961-62. Methodist. Member, Jaycees; Kiwanis; Elks. Still living as of 1962.
  Relatives: Son of Dorothy (Bichmann) Durst and Clyne Ward Durst, Sr. (1908-1992); married to Jean M. Luethjohan.
  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 in primary 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.
  Arnell Engstrom (1897-1970) — of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., June 6, 1897. Republican. Insurance business; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1941-68 (Grand Traverse County 1941-44, Grand Traverse District 1945-64, 104th District 1965-68); delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1944; chair of Grand Traverse County Republican Party, 1950; director, Traverse City State Bank. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in 1970 (age about 73 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1919 to Mareda Heiges.
  Fremont Evans (1878-1946) — of St. Joseph, Berrien County, Mich. Born in Lake Township, Berrien County, Mich., October 7, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 4th District, 1924; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1931; circuit judge in Michigan 2nd Circuit, 1936-46; defeated, 1917; died in office 1946. Member, Knights of Pythias; Maccabees; Kiwanis. Died October 7, 1946 (age 68 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David S. Evans (1827-1918) and Johanna (Lemon) Evans (1837-1904); married, June 30, 1915, to Winifred Kelly (died 1928); married, January 14, 1930, to Evelyn Standing.
  Louis Henry Fead (1877-1943) — also known as Louis H. Fead — of Newberry, Luce County, Mich.; Pleasant Ridge, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Lexington, Sanilac County, Mich., May 2, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; Luce County Prosecuting Attorney, 1901-12; vice-president, Newberry State Bank; circuit judge in Michigan 11th Circuit, 1913-28; resigned 1928; worked with the Red Cross in France during and after World War I; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1928-37; appointed 1928; defeated, 1937; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1928, 1937. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Rotary; Kiwanis; Lions. Died, from a heart attack while suffering from throat cancer, in the University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 4, 1943 (age 65 years, 278 days). Interment at Deepdale Memorial Park, Near Lansing, Eaton County, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John Lawrence Fead and Augusta (Walther) Fead; married, September 19, 1919, to Marion McPherson.
  Charles Figy (1893-1973) — also known as Charley Figy — of Morenci, Lenawee County, Mich. Born in Wauseon, Fulton County, Ohio, July 9, 1893. Republican. Farmer; mayor of Morenci, Mich., 1939-43; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 19th Senatorial District, 1961-62; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 19th District, 1962. Congregationalist. Member, Kiwanis; Grange. Died in April, 1973 (age 79 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Figy and Leah (King) Figy; married to Adeline G. Newell.
  James N. Folks (1897-2001) — of Horton, Jackson County, Mich. Born in Hanover, Jackson County, Mich., October 19, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; farmer; Spring Arbor Township Supervisor, 1930-58; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1955-72 (Jackson County 2nd District 1955-64, 49th District 1965-72); defeated in primary, 1940. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Lions; Farm Bureau; Kiwanis. Died at Tender Care nursing home, Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich., January 20, 2001 (age 103 years, 93 days). Interment at Horton Cemetery, Horton, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1919 to Jennie Strait.
  Joseph Forbes (b. 1916) — also known as Joe Forbes; Joseph Goldfarb — of Oak Park, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 8, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Oak Park, Mich., 1967; member of Michigan state house of representatives 67th District, 1971-84. Jewish. Member, Optimist Club; Kiwanis; Jewish War Veterans; B'nai B'rith. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Harry G. Gault (b. 1892) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Mt. Morris Township, Genesee County, Mich., January 25, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; Genesee County Prosecuting Attorney, 1921-24; director and general counsel, First National Bank and Trust Co. of Flint; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1944. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Theta Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif; Freemasons; Elks; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Gault and Nora (Ryan) Gault; married, June 30, 1917, to Alice Margaret Wiard.
  Donald H. Gilmer (b. 1945) — of Augusta, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., November 29, 1945. Republican. Fruit farmer; Kalamazoo County Commissioner, 1973-74; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1977-97 (55th District 1977-82, 48th District 1983-92, 63rd District 1993-97); defeated in primary, 1974. Protestant. Member, Farm Bureau; Jaycees; Kiwanis. Still living as of 1997.
Robert P. Griffin Robert Paul Griffin (1923-2015) — also known as Robert P. Griffin — of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 6, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1957-66; resigned 1966; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1966-79; appointed 1966; defeated, 1978; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1984 (alternate); justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1987-94; defeated, 1984. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Kiwanis; American Judicature Society; NAACP; Elks. Died April 16, 2015 (age 91 years, 161 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Richard Griffin (1952-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Max Cole Hamlin (b. 1894) — also known as Max C. Hamlin — of Manistee, Manistee County, Mich. Born in Kalkaska, Kalkaska County, Mich., September 12, 1894. Republican. Lawyer; Manistee County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1927-28; Manistee County Prosecuting Attorney, 1931-34; probate judge in Michigan, 1937; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1940; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1947-49; chair of Manistee County Republican Party, 1950; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1952; defeated, 1960; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 19th Circuit, 1953. Member, Kiwanis; Izaak Walton League; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Fay S. Hamlin and Dora J. (Calkins) Hamlin; married, December 16, 1926, to Minnie Bond.
  Ralph A. Hayward (b. 1895) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in St. Clair, St. Clair County, Mich., 1895. Republican. Member of University of Michigan board of regents; elected 1943. Member, Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Donald E. Holbrook (1909-1986) — of Clare, Clare County, Mich. Born in Clare, Clare County, Mich., August 20, 1909. Republican. Lawyer; Clare County Prosecuting Attorney, 1937-42; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; circuit judge in Michigan 21st Circuit, 1948-64; resigned 1964; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1963; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 3rd District, 1965-78. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Kiwanis; Farm Bureau. Died February 19, 1986 (age 76 years, 183 days). Interment at Cherry Grove Cemetery, Clare, Mich.
  Relatives: Father of Donald E. Holbrook, Jr. (1931-).
  Donald E. Holbrook, Jr. (b. 1931) — of Clare, Clare County, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., October 29, 1931. Republican. Lawyer; candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Isabella District, 1961; member of Michigan state house of representatives 99th District, 1965-72; circuit judge in Michigan 21st Circuit, 1973-74; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 3rd District, 1975-. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Kiwanis; American Judicature Society; Alpha Tau Omega; American Bar Association. Still living as of 1990.
  Relatives: Son of Donald E. Holbrook (1909-1986); married to Patsy Ann Cox.
  Charles A. Holman (b. 1893) — of Ferndale, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Swansea, Marquette County, Mich., November 11, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; municipal judge in Michigan, 1938-55; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Oakland County 5th District, 1950. Methodist. Cornish ancestry. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Holman (died 1941) and Elizabeth (Goldsworthy) Holman; married, May 18, 1935, to Lela Newell.
  Chester Milton Howell (b. 1884) — also known as Chester M. Howell; "Chiseling Chet" — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich., September 10, 1884. Republican. Newspaper editor; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Saginaw County 1st District, 1923-26; member of Michigan state senate 22nd District, 1927-32, 1939-45; defeated, 1932, 1936; resigned 1945; charged on December 6, 1944 with accepting bribes from naturopathic physicians, and pleaded guilty; testified against other legislators in bribery cases. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Rotary; Kiwanis; Elks; Moose. Burial location unknown.
  Bill S. Huffman (b. 1924) — of Madison Heights, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Estelle, Walker County, Ga., December 27, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; sales representative; mayor of Madison Heights, Mich., 1961-63; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1963-74 (Oakland County 6th District 1963-64, 66th District 1965-74); defeated in primary, 1956; member of Michigan state senate 16th District, 1975-82; resigned 1982; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1980. Protestant. Member, Kiwanis. Still living as of 1982.
  Yale Leland Kerby (1925-2013) — of Lenawee County, Mich.; Uvalde, Uvalde County, Tex. Born in Corunna, Shiawassee County, Mich., April 11, 1925. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 19th District, 1948; district judge in Michigan, 1969-78; candidate in primary for Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 2nd District, 1974. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Kiwanis; Freemasons. Died in Uvalde, Uvalde County, Tex., July 31, 2013 (age 88 years, 111 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Uvalde, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Yale Harrington Kerby and Eltha Kerby; married, June 30, 1956, to Grace Gail Cutler.
  Raymond L. King (b. 1929) — of Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich.; West Branch, Ogemaw County, Mich. Born in Braintree, Norfolk County, Mass., September 1, 1929. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Oakland County 2nd District, 1961-62; resigned 1962; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1968. Unitarian. Member, Theta Chi; Elks; Kiwanis; American Legion; American Bar Association. Still living as of 1968.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel King and Doris (Lamprey) King; married to Jean Ellen Peters.
  George W. Kuhn (b. 1925) — of Berkley, Oakland County, Mich.; West Bloomfield, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 27, 1925. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; mayor of Berkley, Mich., 1960; member of Michigan state senate 14th District, 1967-70; defeated, 1964 (15th District), 1970 (14th District). Methodist. Member, Kiwanis. Still living as of 1992.
  Richard David Kuhn (b. 1929) — also known as Richard D. Kuhn — of Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 8, 1929. Republican. Lawyer; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 12th District, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1962; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Oakland County 1st District, 1961-62; Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 19th District, 1964, 1966 (primary). Methodist. Member, Kiwanis; Sigma Nu; Sigma Nu Phi. Still living as of 1966.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Kuhn and Ella (Meinke) Kuhn; married to Sally Ann Scupholm.
  Robert C. Law (b. 1947) — of Livonia, Wayne County, Mich.; Northville, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 5, 1947. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives 36th District, 1977-80; defeated, 1974; resigned 1980; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1976, 2008. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Kiwanis; Jaycees; Rotary. Still living as of 2008.
  Lynn J. Lewis (1876-1938) — of Bangor, Van Buren County, Mich.; South Haven, Van Buren County, Mich. Born in Bangor, Van Buren County, Mich., June 3, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Van Buren County, 1915-20; mayor of South Haven, Mich.; elected 1935. Welsh and Irish ancestry. Member, Kiwanis; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Odd Fellows. Died in 1938 (age about 62 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Abel J. Lewis and Imogene (Sackett) Lewis; married, October 12, 1895, to Nellie Gray.
  Glenard Paul Lipscomb (1915-1970) — also known as Glenard P. Lipscomb — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Jackson, Jackson County, Mich., August 19, 1915. Republican. Accountant; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of California state assembly, 1947-53; U.S. Representative from California 24th District, 1953-70; died in office 1970; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956, 1960 (member, Resolutions Committee). Baptist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Kiwanis; Elks. Died, of intestinal cancer, at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., February 1, 1970 (age 54 years, 166 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, Calif.
  The nuclear-powered U.S. Navy submarine USS Glenard P. Lipscomb (launched 1973, scrapped 1997) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Harry Litowich (1899-1973) — of Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Mich. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 8, 1899. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Berrien County 2nd District, 1953-58; member of Michigan state senate 7th District, 1959-64. Jewish. Member, Kiwanis; Elks; B'nai B'rith. Died in 1973 (age about 74 years). Burial location unknown.
  Verner Wright Main (1885-1965) — also known as Verner W. Main — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Ashley, Delaware County, Ohio, December 16, 1885. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County 1st District, 1927-28; Dry candidate for delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Calhoun County 2nd District, 1933; U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1935-37; defeated in primary, 1936. Presbyterian. Member, Delta Tau Delta; Kiwanis. Died in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., July 6, 1965 (age 79 years, 202 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Elwyn B. Main and Margaret (Lawrence) Main; married, December 18, 1915, to Rose E. Hoppin.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Blanche Martin (b. 1937) — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Georgia, January 16, 1937. Democrat. Dentist; member of Michigan State University board of trustees, 1969-84. Protestant. African ancestry. Member, Kiwanis; American Dental Association. Still living as of 1984.
  Matthew Max — also known as Matt Max — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Democrat. Real estate and insurance business; shoe merchant; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1929-34; postmaster. Member, Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  John E. McCauley (1924-1975) — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio, April 28, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; mayor of Wyandotte, Mich., 1957-61; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 18th District, 1961-62; member of Michigan state senate 11th District, 1965-75; died in office 1975. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Kiwanis; Disabled American Veterans; Eagles; Purple Heart. Died in 1975 (age about 51 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John E. McCauley and Fern (Gibson) McCauley; married to Jeanette E. Poet.
  John J. McCune (1919-2001) — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., March 20, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 2nd District, 1953-56. Member, Kiwanis; American Legion. Died April 23, 2001 (age 82 years, 34 days). Burial location unknown.
George Meader George Meader (1907-1994) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Mich., September 13, 1907. Republican. Lawyer; Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney, 1941-42; U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1951-65; defeated, 1948, 1964, 1966. English ancestry. Member, Kiwanis. Fell in his bathtub, struck his head, suffered complications, and died two weeks later, in University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., October 15, 1994 (age 87 years, 32 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Robert E. Meader and Jennie (Gibson) Meader.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Mark S. Meadows (b. 1947) — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Michigan, April 29, 1947. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of East Lansing, Mich., 1997-2005, 2015-; member of Michigan state house of representatives 69th District, 2006-12. Member, Kiwanis. Still living as of 2018.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Frank G. Millard (1892-1976) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Corunna, Shiawassee County, Mich., March 1, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; chair of Genesee County Republican Party, 1924, 1940; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1946-48; Michigan state attorney general, 1951-54; defeated, 1954; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Genesee County 1st District, 1961-62. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Delta Theta Phi; Kappa Sigma; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Military Order of the World Wars; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Elks. Died in 1976 (age about 84 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank A. Millard and Emma (Gurnee) Millard; married to Dorothy E. McCorkell.
  Bruce L. Monks (b. 1923) — of Clinton Township, Macomb County, Mich. Born in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., November 8, 1923. Democrat. Lawyer; supervisor of Clinton Township, Michigan, 1961-65; member of Michigan state house of representatives 71st District, 1965-66; defeated, 1966. Catholic. Member, Kiwanis; Knights of Columbus. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Thomas C. Morgan (1875-1953) — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Monmouth, England, February 24, 1875. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; engraving and printing business; insurance agent; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County 2nd District, 1943-50. English ancestry. Member, Kiwanis; Freemasons; Elks. Died in 1953 (age about 78 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1900 to Harriette Howes.
  Charles Stewart Mott (1875-1973) — also known as Charles S. Mott; C. S. Mott — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., June 2, 1875. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War; mayor of Flint, Mich., 1912-14, 1918-19; defeated, 1914; candidate in Republican primary for Governor of Michigan, 1920; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1924, 1940; Republican candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1964. Episcopalian. Member, United Spanish War Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; Moose; Kiwanis; Rotary. Vice-president of General Motors. Philanthropist; founder of Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., February 18, 1973 (age 97 years, 261 days). Entombed at Glenwood Cemetery, Flint, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Haskell L. Nichols Haskell Linton Nichols (1896-1991) — also known as Haskell L. Nichols — of Jackson, Jackson County, Mich. Born in Homer, Calhoun County, Mich., July 28, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Jackson County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1928-30; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Jackson County 1st District, 1933-36, 1939-42; defeated, 1936; chair of Jackson County Republican Party, 1937-38; member of Michigan state senate, 1943-66 (10th District 1943-64, 19th District 1965-66); defeated in primary, 1966. Presbyterian. Member, Kiwanis; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; American Bar Association; Jaycees; Eagles; Moose. Died in Columbia Township, Jackson County, Mich., April 30, 1991 (age 94 years, 276 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Jackson, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Myron H. Nichols (1857-1935) and Elizabeth Nichols; married, December 23, 1922, to Mary Townsend (1901-1991).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  W. Reed Orr (1910-1975) — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., June 3, 1910. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Calhoun County Circuit Court Commissioner; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County 2nd District, 1951-54. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Kiwanis. Died in 1975 (age about 65 years). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1934 to Helen Gustine.
Chase S. Osborn Chase Salmon Osborn (1860-1949) — also known as Chase S. Osborn — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich. Born in a log house in Huntington County, Ind., January 22, 1860. Republican. Newspaper publisher; postmaster at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., 1889-93; member of Michigan Republican State Executive Committee, 1899; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1899; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1908-11; appointed 1908; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1908; Governor of Michigan, 1911-12; defeated, 1914; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1918, 1930; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1928; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1936. Presbyterian. English, French, and Irish ancestry. Member, Kiwanis; Lions; Knights of Pythias; Audubon Society; National Rifle Association; Sigma Chi; Sigma Delta Chi; Pi Gamma Mu; Sons of the American Revolution; Elks; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Grange. Died April 11, 1949 (age 89 years, 79 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Chippewa County, Mich.
  Presumably named for: Salmon P. Chase
  Relatives: Son of George A. Osborn and Margaret (Fannon) Osborn; married, May 7, 1881, to Lillian G. Jones.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1911
  John D. Payant (1935-2001) — of Kingsford, Dickinson County, Mich. Born in Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Mich., August 22, 1935. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives 109th District, 1969-72. Catholic. Member, Kiwanis; United Commercial Travelers; Jaycees; Knights of Columbus. Died November 5, 2001 (age 66 years, 75 days). Burial location unknown.
  Wallace M. Pearson (b. 1895) — of Kirksville, Adair County, Mo. Born near Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich., July 12, 1895. Republican. Chemist; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; college professor; banker; osteophatic physician; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Adair County, 1947-56; defeated, 1956. Methodist. Member, Eagles; Kiwanis; Delta Tau Delta. Burial location unknown.
  John H. Perry (1900-1993) — of Petoskey, Emmet County, Mich. Born in Sanilac County, Mich., July 12, 1900. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; oil business; mayor of Petoskey, Mich., 1944-50. Member, United Commercial Travelers; Elks; Freemasons; Kiwanis. Died January 20, 1993 (age 92 years, 192 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George W. Perry and Laura J. Perry; married, October 2, 1922, to Ruth V. McClutchey.
  Vincent J. Petitpren (b. 1927) — also known as Vince Petitpren — of Wayne, Wayne County, Mich.; Westland, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Mich., September 24, 1927. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; school teacher; president, Wayne Federation of Teachers, 1958-60; vice-president, Michigan Federation of Teachers, 1962-64; university professor; member of Michigan state house of representatives 37th District, 1965-70; defeated in primary, 1972 (37th District), 1984 (38th District); Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1968; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 13th District, 1970; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1976. Member, American Federation of Teachers; American Association of University Professors; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Kiwanis; Pi Kappa Delta. Still living as of 1984.
  Alex Pilch (1913-1980) — of Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Aurora, Kane County, Ill., March 18, 1913. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Michigan state house of representatives 32nd District, 1967-72; defeated in primary, 1972. Catholic. Member, Kiwanis; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Knights of Columbus. Died in Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich., September 8, 1980 (age 67 years, 174 days). Burial location unknown.
Charles E. Potter Charles Edward Potter (1916-1979) — also known as Charles E. Potter — of Cheboygan, Cheboygan County, Mich. Born in Lapeer, Lapeer County, Mich., October 30, 1916. Republican. Major in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1947-52; resigned 1952; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1952-59; defeated, 1958. Methodist. Member, Elks; Eagles; Kiwanis; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets. Wounded in World War II, and lost his legs. Died in Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, D.C., November 23, 1979 (age 63 years, 24 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Nick James Rajkovich (1910-1969) — also known as Nick J. Rajkovich — of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Krispolje, Austria (now Krizpolje, Croatia), February 8, 1910. Republican. School teacher; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Grand Traverse District, 1961-62. Catholic. Member, Kiwanis. Died in 1969 (age about 59 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Rajkovich and Mary (Ticak) Rajkovich; married to Frances C. Derbyshire.
  Carl H. Read (1898-1980) — of East Ann Arbor (now part of Ann Arbor), Washtenaw County, Mich.; Dexter Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, October 27, 1898. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; merchant; mayor of East Ann Arbor, Mich., 1949-53. Member, Freemasons; Kiwanis. Died, from acute congestive heart failure and diabetes, in Saline Community Hospital, Saline, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 25, 1980 (age 82 years, 29 days). Interment at Washtenong Memorial Park, Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Read and Carrie (Partlow) Read; married, September 27, 1923, to Linda L. Hoelzel (1901-1979).
  Neil E. Reid (1871-1956) — of Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Mich. Born near Romeo, Bruce Township, Macomb County, Mich., April 24, 1871. Republican. Probate judge in Michigan, 1910-23; circuit judge in Michigan 16th Circuit, 1923-43; resigned 1943; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1944-56; died in office 1956; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1951. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Kiwanis; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Foresters. Died May 4, 1956 (age 85 years, 10 days). Burial location unknown.
  Lewis C. Reimann (1890-1961) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Stambaugh (now part of Iron River), Iron County, Mich., September 22, 1890. Democrat. Dry candidate for delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Washtenaw County, 1933; candidate for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1951; candidate for Michigan state senate 33rd District, 1954. Presbyterian. Member, Kiwanis. Died, from prostate cancer, in Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., August 20, 1961 (age 70 years, 332 days). Interment at Washtenong Memorial Park, Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Ludwig Reimann and Augusta (Schoenion) Reimann; married to Pearle Shewell.
  Friend William Richardson (1865-1943) — also known as Friend W. Richardson; William Richardson — of California. Born in Michigan, December 1, 1865. Republican. Newspaper publisher; California state treasurer, 1915-23; Governor of California, 1923-27. Quaker. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Modern Woodmen; Rotary; Kiwanis; Moose. Died, of a heart ailment, in Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., September 5, 1943 (age 77 years, 278 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of William Richardson and Rhoda (Dye) Richardson; married to Augusta Felder.
  Cross-reference: Fletcher Bowron
  See also Wikipedia article
  Robert L. Richardson, Jr. (b. 1926) — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., April 20, 1926. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; administrative assistant to U.S. Rep. Alvin Bentley, 1953-56; Saginaw County Prosecuting Attorney, 1959-62; member of Michigan state senate 35th District, 1965-74; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1974; candidate for Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 3rd District, 1974; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1979. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Kiwanis; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Still living as of 1979.
  Farrell Eugene Roberts (1922-1985) — also known as Farrell E. Roberts — of Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich.; Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, March 29, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; lawyer; Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney, 1953-54; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Oakland County 3rd District, 1957-60; member of Michigan state senate, 1961-64, 1965-66 (12th District 1961-64, 14th District 1965-66); candidate for Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 2nd District, 1964, 1974 (primary); circuit judge in Michigan 6th Circuit, 1967-78. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Delta Sigma Phi; Delta Theta Phi; Kiwanis; Elks; Amvets. Died in 1985 (age about 63 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, September 4, 1948, to Phyllis E. Miller.
  James William Robertson — also known as James Robertson — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich. Born in Cattaraugus, Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Cartoonist; laundry owner; mayor of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., 1952-57. Episcopalian. Member, Kiwanis. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Barr Robertson and Mary Hay (Stewart) Robertson; married, June 24, 1930, to Gwendolyn Brown.
  Wayne Bell Sackett (1907-1983) — also known as Wayne B. Sackett — of Portage, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Gobleville (now Gobles), Van Buren County, Mich., July 16, 1907. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1969-76 (47th District 1969-72, 55th District 1973-76); defeated in primary, 1976. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Kiwanis; Grange; Farm Bureau. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., January 11, 1983 (age 75 years, 179 days). Interment at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park South, Kalamazoo, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  David H. Sawyer (b. 1947) — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich.; East Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., July 14, 1947. Lawyer; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 3rd District, 1987-, 2008-13. Member, Kiwanis; Rotary. Still living as of 2013.
  Gloria Schermesser (b. 1956) — of Lincoln Park, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich., October 5, 1956. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives 25th District, 1997-. Female. Member, Kiwanis. Still living as of 2000.
  Joseph Schnebelt — of Dexter, Washtenaw County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate for supervisor of Scio Township, Michigan, 1938. Member, Kiwanis. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Thomas F. Schweigert (1917-2001) — of Petoskey, Emmet County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 29, 1917. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; forester; surveyor; member of Michigan state senate, 1961-70 (29th District 1961-64, 37th District 1965-70). Christian Scientist. Member, Freemasons; Kiwanis; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died, of respiratory failure, at Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey, Emmet County, Mich., 2001 (age about 83 years). Burial location unknown.
  David M. Serotkin (1938-1993) — of Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Mich. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., December 9, 1938. Member of Michigan state house of representatives 75th District, 1967-72; defeated in Republican primary, 1966 (75th District), 1992 (67th District); member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1969; Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 12th District, 1972, 1976; member of Michigan state senate 9th District, 1983; defeated (Republican), 1974. Member, Kiwanis; Jaycees. Died in 1993 (age about 54 years). Burial location unknown.
  Edward Kim Shanahan (1904-1990) — also known as Edward K. Shanahan — of Charlevoix, Charlevoix County, Mich. Born in Charlevoix, Charlevoix County, Mich., July 15, 1904. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; farmer; chair of Charlevoix County Republican Party, 1958-62; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Charlevoix District, 1961-62. Congregationalist. Member, Kiwanis; Farm Bureau; Freemasons. Died in Petoskey, Emmet County, Mich., July 19, 1990 (age 86 years, 4 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lisle Shanahan and Mary (Dunham) Shanahan; married to Phila Averill Armstrong.
  Raymond J. Smit (b. 1928) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 21, 1928. Republican. Civil engineer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1967-74 (53rd District 1967-72, 52nd District 1973-74). Member, Kiwanis. Still living as of 1974.
  G. Bertram Smith (1892-1978) — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Chandler Township, Huron County, Mich., 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; worked in oil refining; real estate business; mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1942-48. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Moose; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Kiwanis. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., May 10, 1978 (age about 85 years). Interment at Flora Hill Memory Garden, Tucker, Ga.
  Nick H. Smith (b. 1934) — also known as Nick Smith — of Addison, Lenawee County, Mich. Born in Addison, Lenawee County, Mich., November 5, 1934. Republican. Farmer; Somerset Township Supervisor, 1966-68; radio broadcaster; candidate for Michigan State University board of trustees, 1976; member of Michigan state house of representatives 41st District, 1979-82; member of Michigan state senate 19th District, 1983-93; resigned 1993; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1984; U.S. Representative from Michigan 7th District, 1993-. Congregationalist. Member, Kiwanis; Farm Bureau; Freemasons. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married to Bonnalyn Atwood.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Otis Milton Smith (1922-1994) — also known as Otis M. Smith — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., February 20, 1922. Democrat. Lawyer; Michigan state auditor general, 1959-61; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1960; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1961-66; appointed 1961; defeated, 1966; first Black member of the Michigan Supreme Court; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1967-71; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1968; vice-president and general counsel of General Motors. African ancestry. Member, Urban League; Kiwanis. Died, of prostate cancer, in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 29, 1994 (age 72 years, 129 days). Burial location unknown.
  Books by Otis M. Smith: Looking Beyond Race : The Life of Otis Milton Smith (2000)
  Richard G. Smith (1922-1999) — of Bay City, Bay County, Mich. Born in Clinton, Oneida County, N.Y., September 2, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Bay County, 1953-56; defeated in primary, 1950; circuit judge in Michigan 18th Circuit, 1957-64; appointed 1957; resigned 1964; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1963. Presbyterian. Member, Kiwanis; Elks; American Legion. Died December 4, 1999 (age 77 years, 93 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1947 to Joyce Cummings.
  Roderick E. Smith — of Romulus Township (now Romulus), Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1968; supervisor of Romulus Township, Michigan, 1969-70; candidate for mayor of Romulus, Mich., 1970. Member, Kiwanis. Still living as of 1970.
  Henrik Ekroll Stafseth (1919-2011) — also known as Henrik E. Stafseth; Hank Stafseth — of Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Mich. Born in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., April 14, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; civil engineer; chair of Ottawa County Republican Party, 1958-60; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Ottawa County, 1961-62. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary; American Legion; Kiwanis; Sigma Chi; Freemasons. Died in Florida, March 18, 2011 (age 91 years, 338 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henrik J. Stafseth and Inger (Nordhem) Stafseth; married to Lillian Mae Carisch.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John C. Stewart (b. 1949) — of Plymouth, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich., May 1, 1949. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives 20th District; elected 2000. Member, Kiwanis. Still living as of 2000.
  Robert C. Stites (1915-1981) — of Manitou Beach, Lenawee County, Mich.; Rollin Township, Lenawee County, Mich. Born in Hudson, Lenawee County, Mich., January 7, 1915. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Lenawee County Sheriff, 1957-64; member of Michigan state house of representatives 40th District, 1967-70; defeated in primary, 1970. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Elks; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Kiwanis. Died in Addison, Lenawee County, Mich., December 26, 1981 (age 66 years, 353 days). Burial location unknown.
  Arthur Ellsworth Summerfield (1899-1972) — also known as Arthur E. Summerfield — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Pinconning, Bay County, Mich., March 17, 1899. Republican. Automobile dealer; member of Republican National Committee from Michigan, 1944-52; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1952-53; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948 (alternate), 1952 (speaker), 1960; U.S. Postmaster General, 1953-61. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights Templar; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., April 26, 1972 (age 73 years, 40 days). Interment at Sunset Hills Cemetery, Flint, Mich.
  Laureston O. Telfer (b. 1893) — also known as Laurie O. Telfer — of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich. Born in Sarnia, Ontario, November 20, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; St. Clair County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1922-30; St. Clair County Prosecuting Attorney, 1930-34; circuit judge in Michigan 31st Circuit, 1939-40; defeated, 1940. Member, Kiwanis; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion; Phi Alpha Delta. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur B. Telfer and Mary (Cowen) Telfer; married 1920 to Erma E. Hueber.
  James Francis Thomson (1891-1973) — also known as James F. Thomson — of Jackson, Jackson County, Mich. Born in Jackson County, Mich., November 19, 1891. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Jackson County 2nd District, 1929-30; defeated in primary, 1924, 1932; Michigan Republican state chair, 1936-39; chair of Jackson County Republican Party, 1939-41, 1950; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1940; Jackson County Treasurer, 1943-62; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Jackson County 2nd District, 1961-62. Methodist. Member, Kiwanis; Lions; Grange; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Tompkins Township, Jackson County, Mich., April 21, 1973 (age 81 years, 153 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James C. Thomson and Mary (Dack) Thomson; married to Florence Elvira Sanford.
  Wade Van Valkenberg (1899-1985) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Tipton, Lenawee County, Mich., January 16, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; school teacher; lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kalamazoo County 1st District, 1947-56; defeated in primary, 1944; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1953-56; circuit judge in Michigan 9th Circuit, 1965-67. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis; American Legion. Died in 1985 (age about 86 years). Burial location unknown.
  James F. Warner (1899-1978) — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., October 10, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; owner, Warner Dairy; director, Ypsilanti Savings Bank; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 2nd District, 1957-64; defeated, 1964. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Elks; Kiwanis; Lions. Died June 10, 1978 (age 78 years, 243 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, June 18, 1921, to Marion F. Hall.
  Claude A. Watson (b. 1885) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Wexford County, Mich., June 26, 1885. Ordained minister; lawyer; Prohibition candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1936; Prohibition candidate for California state attorney general, 1938, 1942, 1946; Prohibition candidate for President of the United States, 1944, 1948. Free Methodist. Member, Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph A. Watson and Emma Jane (Dove) Watson; married, December 27, 1911, to Maude L. Hagar.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Stanton T. Welsh (1897-1944) — of St. Clair Shores, Macomb County, Mich. Born in Anderson, Madison County, Ind., March 13, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; justice of the peace; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Macomb County, 1939-40; defeated in primary, 1940, 1942. Catholic. Member, Kiwanis. Died in 1944 (age about 47 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1934 to Jennie Kazdziol.
  Casey Cyrenius Wiggins (1881-1953) — also known as Casey C. Wiggins — of Marquette, Marquette County, Mich. Born in Antrim Township, Shiawassee County, Mich., January 26, 1881. Democrat. College professor; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 12th District, 1936. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis. Died in Howell, Livingston County, Mich., June 27, 1953 (age 72 years, 152 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Glenn C. Wiggins and Emma (Handy) Wiggins; married, July 17, 1907, to Clara B. Dorrance (died 1940); married, June 20, 1942, to Annette Gilbert.
  Jeremy Wills (born c.1948) — of Petoskey, Emmet County, Mich. Born about 1948. Dentist; mayor of Petoskey, Mich., 1994-99, 2004; defeated, 1999, 2004. Member, Kiwanis. Still living as of 2004.
  Leonard E. Wood (b. 1917) — of Redford Township, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 27, 1917. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Engineering illustrator for General Motors, later for the Wayne County Road Commission; member of Michigan state house of representatives; elected 1952, 1954. Episcopalian. Member, Kiwanis; Moose; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Blair G. Woodman (1903-1988) — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich., March 15, 1903. Republican. County agricultural extension agent; member of Michigan state house of representatives 87th District, 1965-68. Methodist. Member, Kiwanis; Farm Bureau; Grange. Died in Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich., September 9, 1988 (age 85 years, 178 days). Burial location unknown.
  Raymond C. Wurzel (1902-1967) — of North Street, St. Clair County, Mich. Born in St. Clair County, Mich., April 1, 1902. Republican. Farmer; president and chairman, London Farm Dairy, Inc., of Port Huron; excavating business; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1957-66 (St. Clair District 1957-64, 76th District 1965-66). Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Farm Bureau; Kiwanis. Died in 1967 (age about 65 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, November 13, 1926, to Ada Quail.
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