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Michigan: Commissioners of the State Land Office

Commissioners of the Michigan State Land Office, 1844-1914 (May be incomplete!)
Digby V. Bell 1844-46 Abiel Silver 1846-50 Porter Kibbee 1850-54 Seymour B. Tredwell 1855-58 James W. Sanborn 1859-60 Samuel S. Lacey 1861-64 Cyrus Hewett 1865-66 Benjamin D. Pritchard 1867-70 Charles A. Edmunds 1871-72 Leverett A. Clapp 1873-76 Benjamin F. Partridge 1877-78 James M. Neasmith 1879-82 Minor C. Newell 1883-86 Roscoe D. Dix 1887-90 George T. Shaffer 1891-92 John G. Berry 1893-94 William A. French 1894-1900 Edwin A. Wildey 1901-04 William H. Rose 1905-08 Huntley Russell 1909-12 Augustus C. Carton 1913-14

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1876: Joseph Brush Fenton (Dem), defeated.
  • 1878: John A. Elder, defeated.
  • 1880: John A. Elder, defeated.
  • 1886 Nov 2: Roscoe D. Dix (Rep), elected; Alonzo T. Frisbee (Fusion), defeated; Charles L. Fraser (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1890: John G. Berry (Rep), defeated.
  • 1894 Mar 20: John G. Berry, removed; William A. French, appointed.
  • 1898: Peck Carlton (Dem), defeated.
  • 1906 Nov 6: William H. Rose (Rep), elected; Clarence L. Sheldon (Dem), defeated; Addison B. Moreland (Prohibition), defeated; Harvey A. Hedden (Socialist), defeated; A. Edward Clemont (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1910 Nov 8: Huntley Russell (Rep), elected; Orlando F. Barnes (Dem), defeated; George W. Eldridge (Socialist), defeated; George W. Pierce, Sr. (Prohibition), defeated; Michael Andzelewski (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1912: Oscar V. Linden, defeated.
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