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Members of the Michigan State University Board of Trustees, 1959-2012 (May be incomplete!)
G. Donald Stevens 1959-78 Warren M. Huff 1960-66 Frank Merriman 1960-74 Stephen S. Nisbet 1964-70 Frank Hartman 1965-72 Clair A. White 1965-72 Kenneth W. Thompson 1967-74 Warren M. Huff 1969-76 Blanche Martin 1969-84 Aubrey Radcliffe 1973-80 Raymond W. Krolikowski 1975-82 Barbara J. Sawyer 1979-94 Peter B. Fletcher 1980-84 Elizabeth P. Howe 1981-83 Bobby D. Crim 1983-84 Malcolm G. Dade, Jr. 1983-90 Larry Owen 1984-90 Joel I. Ferguson 1987-94 Dee Cook 1991- Melanie Reinhold 1991-92 Russell G. Mawby 1992-96 J. Bob Traxler 1993- Colleen M. McNamara 1995- Joel I. Ferguson 1997- G. Scott Romney 2000-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1961 Apr 3: C. Allen Harlan (Dem), elected; Connor D. Smith (Dem), elected; John S. Pingel (Rep), defeated; Fred England, Jr. (Rep), defeated; Robert Fink (Socialist Workers), defeated; John Zywicki (Socialist Labor), defeated; Paul H. Kyburz (Prohibition), defeated; Merlin W. Voller (Prohibition), defeated; Clair L. Bishop (Independent American), defeated; Ronald A. Hadley (Independent American), defeated; Charles Schwartz (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1963: Jan B. Vanderploeg (Dem), defeated; G. Donald Stevens (Dem), elected; Arthur K. Rouse (Rep), defeated.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Frank Hartman (Dem), elected; Clair A. White (Dem), elected; Paul D. Bagwell (Rep), defeated; John S. Pingel (Rep), defeated; Eugene S. McGuire (Freedom Now), defeated; Grace Lee Boggs (Freedom Now), defeated; Theos A. Grove (Socialist Labor), defeated; Albert Mills (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1966 Nov 8: Frank Merriman (Rep), elected; Kenneth W. Thompson (Rep), elected; Warren M. Huff (Dem), defeated; Nathan G. Conyers (Dem), defeated; Albert Mills (Socialist Labor), defeated; Theos A. Grove (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1968 Nov 5: Blanche Martin (Dem), elected; Warren M. Huff (Dem), elected; Richard D. Ernst (Rep), defeated; David D. Diehl (Rep), defeated; John Zywicki (Socialist Labor), defeated; Jason P. Lovette (New Politics), defeated; Bradford A. Lang (New Politics), defeated; Paul Lodico (Socialist Workers), defeated; George Bouse (Socialist Workers), defeated; Theos A. Grove (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Patricia M. Carrigan (Dem), elected; G. Donald Stevens (Dem), elected; David D. Diehl (Rep), defeated; Richard D. Ernst (Rep), defeated; Carol Smith (American Independent), defeated; Louise May (American Independent), defeated; Kenneth V. Kelly (Socialist Labor), defeated; Mathew Kovach (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1972 Nov 7: Aubrey Radcliffe (Rep), elected; Jack M. Stack (Rep), defeated; Donna O'Donnohue (Dem), defeated; Tom Downs (Dem), defeated; David W. Brinn (Human Rights), defeated; James C. Horvath (Socialist Labor), defeated; Frank Troha (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1974 Nov 5: John B. Bruff (Dem), elected; Raymond W. Krolikowski (Dem), elected; Frank Merriman (Rep), defeated; Kenneth W. Thompson (Rep), defeated; John W. Purcell, Sr. (American Independent), defeated; Bradley K. Sullivan (Human Rights), defeated; M. Therese Des Camp (Human Rights), defeated; Ronald Anthony Antosch (American Independent), defeated; Patrice Gajewski (Socialist Workers), defeated; Susann L. Cook (U.S. Labor), defeated; Thomas E. Girard (Socialist Labor), defeated; Edgar Thomas (Socialist Labor), defeated; Frank E. Brough (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 1976 Nov 2: Blanche Martin (Dem), elected; Michael J. Smydra (Dem), defeated; Paul V. Gadola, Jr. (Rep), defeated; Nick Smith (Rep), defeated; Eva A. Kipper (Human Rights), defeated; James H. Griffin (Libertarian), defeated; Philip C. Bellfy (Human Rights), defeated; Charles Severance (Libertarian), defeated; Dennis Sweeney (Socialist Labor), defeated; John B. Motzer (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Barbara J. Sawyer (Dem), elected; Carole Lick (Dem), elected; Mary P. Sharp (Rep), defeated; Paul V. Gadola, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1980: William D. Byrum (Dem), defeated.
  • 1980 May 20: Peter B. Fletcher, appointed.
  • 1982: George A. McManus, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1983: Elizabeth P. Howe, resigned.
  • 1983 Mar 15: Malcolm G. Dade, Jr., appointed.
  • 1984: Bobby D. Crim, resigned.
  • 1984 Oct 3: Larry Owen, appointed.
  • 1986: Dee Cook (Rep), defeated.
  • 1990: Larry Owen (Dem), defeated; Lawrence P. Doss (Dem), defeated.
  • 1991 Jan 18: Melanie Reinhold, appointed.
  • 1992: Melanie Reinhold (Rep), defeated; Russell G. Mawby, appointed.
  • 1994: Joel I. Ferguson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1996: Dave Porteous (Rep), defeated; Colleen Pero (Rep), defeated; Dave Porteous, appointed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Dee Cook (Rep), elected; Dave Porteous (Rep), elected; Doris M. Sims (Dem), defeated; John C. Schlinker (Dem), defeated; Barbara B. Goushaw (Libertarian), defeated; Mark Heil (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2000 Aug 15: G. Scott Romney, appointed.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Colleen M. McNamara (Dem), elected; Donald W. Nugent (Rep), elected; Joanne G. Emmons (Rep), defeated; Calvin T. Rapson (Dem), defeated; Barbara J. Pacifico (U.S. Taxpayers), defeated; Crystal A. Van Sickle (U.S. Taxpayers), defeated; Jason LaFay (Green), defeated; Surjit Dulai (Green), defeated.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Joel I. Ferguson (Dem), elected; Melanie Foster (Rep), elected; Phil Thompson (Dem), defeated; Randall Pittman (Rep), defeated; Crystal A. Van Sickle (U.S. Taxpayers), defeated; Bill Hall (Libertarian), defeated; Katherine Dern (Natural Law), defeated; Michael H. Miller (Libertarian), defeated; Benjamin Alan Burgis (Green), defeated.
  • 2012 Nov 6: Joel I. Ferguson (Dem), elected; Brian Mosallam (Dem), elected; Melanie Foster (Rep), defeated; Jeff Sakwa (Rep), defeated; Michael H. Miller (Libertarian), defeated; Stephen J. Young (U.S. Taxpayers), defeated; Lloyd Clarke (Green), defeated; Bill Mohr II (U.S. Taxpayers), defeated.
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