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Michigan: State Auditors General

Michigan State Auditors General, 1836-1977 (May be incomplete!)
Robert Abbott 1836-39 Henry Howard 1839-40 Eurotus P. Hastings 1840-42 Alpheus Felch 1842 Henry L. Whipple 1842 Charles G. Hammond 1842-45 John J. Adam 1845-46 Digby V. Bell 1846-48 John J. Adam 1848-50 John Swegles, Jr. 1851-54 Whitney Jones 1855-58 Daniel L. Case 1859-60 Langford G. Berry 1861-62 Emil Anneke 1863-66 William Humphrey 1867-74 Ralph Ely 1875-78 W. Irving Latimer 1879-82 William C. Stevens 1883-86 Henry H. Aplin 1887-90 George W. Stone 1891-92 Stanley W. Turner 1893-96 Roscoe D. Dix 1897-1900 Perry F. Powers 1901-04 James B. Bradley 1905-08 Oramel B. Fuller 1909-32 John K. Stack, Jr. 1933-35 John J. O'Hara 1935-36 George T. Gundry 1937-38 Vernon J. Brown 1939-44 John D. Morrison 1945-46 Murl K. Aten 1947-50 John B. Martin, Jr. 1951-54 Victor Targonski 1955-56 Otis M. Smith 1959-61 Billie S. Farnum 1961-64 Albert Lee 1965-77

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1839 May 1: Robert Abbott, resigned.
  • 1842 Apr 1: Alpheus Felch, resigned.
  • 1848 Mar 20: Digby V. Bell, resigned.
  • 1876: Frederick M. Holloway (Dem), defeated.
  • 1884: George P. Sanford (Fusion), defeated.
  • 1886 Nov 2: Henry H. Aplin (Rep), elected; Judson S. Farrar (Fusion), defeated; Stewart B. Williams (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1888: Bartley Breen, defeated.
  • 1906 Nov 6: James B. Bradley (Rep), elected; John Yuill (Dem), defeated; Fred W. Corbett (Prohibition), defeated; Walter E. Best (Socialist), defeated; Anthony Louwet (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1910 Nov 8: Oramel B. Fuller (Rep), elected; Rial V. McArthur (Dem), defeated; Burton A. Hills (Socialist), defeated; Elmer R. Thompson (Prohibition), defeated; Henry Ulbricht (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1912: Herbert F. Baker (Progressive), defeated.
  • 1914: Verne C. Amberson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Oramel B. Fuller (Rep), elected; Alfred V. Friedrich (Dem), defeated; Fred Foster (Socialist), defeated; Frank E. Marshall (Prohibition), defeated; Cornelius Van Alten (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1918 Nov 5: Oramel B. Fuller (Rep), elected; C. Kent Jakeway (Dem), defeated; Jane Mayer Sugar (Socialist), defeated; Alfred Lowther (Prohibition), defeated; Merlym Valleau (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1920: Joseph H. Bressette (Dem), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Oramel B. Fuller (Rep), elected; Mary Merrifield (Prohibition), defeated; Louis Nagy (Socialist Labor), defeated; George M. Campbell (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1926 Nov 2: Oramel B. Fuller (Rep), elected; John F. Cross (Dem), defeated; Wirt McClain (Prohibition), defeated; Aaron M. Katz (Workers), defeated; Francis W. Elliott (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1928 Nov 6: Oramel B. Fuller (Rep), elected; Bernard N. Ward (Dem), defeated; Jacob Wexler (Socialist), defeated; Wirt McClain (Prohibition), defeated; John W. Tunkell (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1930 Nov 4: Oramel B. Fuller (Rep), elected; John K. Stack, Jr. (Dem), defeated; Sarah Victor (Workers), defeated; William I. Travnik (Socialist), defeated; Francis Jesse (Prohibition), defeated; Edward P. Gogola (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1932 Nov 8: Oramel B. Fuller (Rep), defeated.
  • 1934: Harry D. Brackett (Rep), defeated.
  • 1935 Jan 18: John K. Stack, Jr., died in office.
  • 1935 Jan 21: John J. O'Hara, appointed.
  • 1936 Nov 3: George T. Gundry (Dem), elected; John J. O'Hara (Rep), defeated; Leslie H. Kay (Socialist), defeated; Milton Schunk (Farmer-Labor), defeated; Stanley B. Niles (Commonwealth), defeated; Thomas J. Rado (Socialist Labor), defeated; Sam C. Thompson (American), defeated.
  • 1938 Nov 8: Vernon J. Brown (Rep), elected; George T. Gundry (Dem), defeated; Edward Maskiewicz (Socialist), defeated; John T. Bailey (Constitutional Democratic), defeated; Robert Fraser (Socialist Labor), defeated; Charlotte Belle Stanton (American), defeated; Evelyn E. McLachlin (Commonwealth), defeated; Max Wagman (American Labor), defeated; William H. Harrison (Square Deal), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Vernon J. Brown (Rep), elected; James D. Dotsch (Dem), defeated; Edmund C. Borkowski (Socialist), defeated; Paul Coleman (Prohibition), defeated; Marion L. Walbridge (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: Vernon J. Brown (Rep), elected; Carl B. Brandenberg (Dem), defeated; O. Lon Chaney (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: John D. Morrison (Rep), elected; Clark J. Adams (Dem), defeated; William A. Doherty (Prohibition), defeated; Harold Chalk (Socialist), defeated; Almond G. Blanchard (America First), defeated; Marion L. Walbridge (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Murl K. Aten (Rep), elected; Marvin L. Coon (Dem), defeated; L. D. Mitchell (Prohibition), defeated; Charles Schwartz (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: Murl K. Aten (Rep), elected; Margaret Price (Dem), defeated; A. John Zaremba (Progressive), defeated; Benjamin R. Williams (Prohibition), defeated; James H. Stites (Socialist), defeated; Charles Schwartz (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1950 Nov 7: John B. Martin, Jr. (Rep), elected; Margaret Price (Dem), defeated; Richard D. Kuhn (Prohibition), defeated; Charles Schwartz (Socialist Labor), defeated; Larry Dolinski (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 1952 Nov 4: John B. Martin, Jr. (Rep), elected; Robert J. Baker (Dem), defeated; William J. Persons (Prohibition), defeated; Albert Mills (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1954 Nov 2: Victor Targonski (Dem), elected; John B. Martin, Jr. (Rep), defeated; Alvin Figg (Prohibition), defeated; John Zywicki (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1956 Nov 6: Frank S. Szymanski (Dem), elected; Paul D. Bagwell (Rep), defeated; Ernest H. Gorton (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1958 Nov 4: Frank S. Szymanski (Dem), elected; John V. Clements (Rep), defeated; William J. Persons (Prohibition), defeated; Frank Troha (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1960 Nov 8: Otis M. Smith (Dem), elected; John V. Clements (Rep), defeated; Edith Gbur (Socialist Workers), defeated; William J. Persons (Prohibition), defeated; Albert Mills (Socialist Labor), defeated; Ferris Casemore (Independent American), defeated.
  • 1961 Oct 23: Billie S. Farnum, appointed.
  • 1962 Nov 6: Billie S. Farnum (Dem), elected; L. William Seidman (Rep), defeated; Albert Mills (Socialist Labor), defeated.
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