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Michigan: Members of State Board of Education

Members of Michigan State Board of Education, 1849-2012 (May be incomplete!)
Samuel Newberry 1849-50 Isaac E. Crary 1850-54 Chauncey Joslin 1851-54 Hiram L. Miller 1854-57 John R. Kellogg 1855-60 George Willard 1857-62 Witter J. Baxter 1857-76 Edwin Willits 1861-72 Edward Dorsch 1873-78 Witter J. Baxter 1877-81 Bela W. Jenks 1881-88 Samuel S. Babcock 1887-92 E. Finley Johnson 1898-1901 Perry F. Powers 1899-1900 Frederick A. Platt 1899-1901 Luther L. Wright 1901-06 Patrick H. Kelley 1901-05 William J. McKone 1906-15 Dexter M. Ferry, Jr. 1906-13 William A. Cotton 1907-11 Thomas W. Nadal 1911-17 Frank Cody 1914-43 Fred A. Jeffers 1915-33 Thomas E. Johnson 1917-19 Allen M. Freeland 1919-35 Mary F. Farnsworth 1939-45 Stephen S. Nisbet 1943-61 Louisa Durham Mohr 1945-53 Walter F. Gries 1953-59 Frank Hartman 1961-64 James F. O'Neil 1963-64 Robert P. Briggs 1964-68 Thomas J. Brennan 1965-72 Leon Fill 1965-66 Marilyn Jean Kelly 1965-76 Peter Oppewall 1965-70 Leroy G. Augenstein 1967-69 James F. O'Neil 1967-74 M. Gorton Riethmiller 1969-76 Annetta Miller 1971-94 Barbara Dumouchelle 1972-86 William A. Sederberg 1973-75 Barbara Roberts Mason 1975-98 Paul B. Henry 1975-78 Gumecindo Salas 1977-84 Norman O. Stockmeyer 1981-88 Carroll M. Hutton 1983-88 Cherry H. Jacobus 1985-92 Gumecindo Salas 1987-94 Barbara Dumouchelle 1989-92 Katherine J. DeGrow 1992-96 Kathleen Straus 1993- W. Clark Durant 1995-99 Marianne Y. McGuire 1997- Sharon L. Gire 1999-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1850 Mar 29: Isaac E. Crary, appointed.
  • 1854 May 8: Isaac E. Crary, died in office.
  • 1854 Nov 7: Hiram L. Miller, appointed.
  • 1857 Jul 15: Hiram L. Miller, resigned.
  • 1857 Jul 21: Witter J. Baxter, appointed.
  • 1876 Oct 26: Witter J. Baxter, resigned.
  • 1881 Apr 6: Witter J. Baxter, resigned.
  • 1881 Apr 21: Bela W. Jenks, appointed.
  • 1882 Nov 7: Bela W. Jenks, elected.
  • 1886: Orren E. Downing (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1894: Frederick H. Olmstead, defeated; Michael Devereaux (Dem), defeated.
  • 1898 May 18: E. Finley Johnson, appointed.
  • 1898 Nov 8: Frederick A. Platt (Rep), elected.
  • 1901: E. Finley Johnson, resigned; Frederick A. Platt, resigned; Luther L. Wright, appointed.
  • 1901 Apr 10: Patrick H. Kelley, appointed.
  • 1902: Luther L. Wright (Rep), elected; Charles F. Field (Dem), defeated.
  • 1904: Luther L. Wright, elected.
  • 1905: Patrick H. Kelley, resigned.
  • 1905 Apr 3: William J. McKone (Rep), elected; James G. Henley (Dem), defeated; Charles A. Salyer (Prohibition), defeated; Alben E. Higgins, defeated.
  • 1906 Jan 11: Dexter M. Ferry, Jr., appointed.
  • 1906 Nov 6: Dexter M. Ferry, Jr. (Rep), elected; James E. Sullivan (Dem), defeated; George A. Parmenter (Prohibition), defeated; J. Eugene Andrews (Socialist), defeated; Henry Ulbricht (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1907 Jan 8: William A. Cotton, appointed.
  • 1909 Apr 5: William J. McKone (Rep), elected; Henry Kremers (Dem), defeated; Leroy H. White (Prohibition), defeated; Alexander M. Stirton (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1911: William A. Cotton, resigned.
  • 1911 Feb 2: Thomas W. Nadal, appointed.
  • 1911 Apr 3: Thomas W. Nadal (Rep), elected; James A. King (Dem), defeated; Nelly Knott (Socialist), defeated; Wesley C. Richards, defeated.
  • 1915 Apr 5: Fred A. Jeffers (Rep), elected; Paul Van Deinse (Dem), defeated; William S. Leavenworth (Progressive), defeated; Joseph M. Carrier (Socialist), defeated; Charles A. Salyer (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1917 Apr 2: E. K. Mohr (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1919 Apr 23: Allen M. Freeland, appointed.
  • 1923 Apr 2: Allen M. Freeland (Rep), elected; Mary L. Hinsdale (Dem), defeated; Martha J. McColl (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1927 Apr 4: Fred A. Jeffers (Rep), elected; Robert C. Young (Dem), defeated; Lillian B. Locker (Prohibition), defeated; Arnold Ziegler (Workers), defeated.
  • 1929 Apr 1: Allen M. Freeland (Rep), elected; Benjamin H. Halstead (Dem), defeated; Ida S. Wilson (Socialist), defeated; Charles S. Rennells (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1931 Apr 6: Frank Cody (Rep), elected; John C. Lehr (Dem), defeated; Axel O. Londal (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1933 Apr 3: Edna C. Wilson (Dem), elected; Fred A. Jeffers (Rep), defeated; Chester Graham (Socialist), defeated; Edith R. Luttenbacher (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1935 Apr 1: Wynand Wichers (Rep), elected; William R. Booker (Dem), defeated; Walter H. Allmendinger (Socialist), defeated; H. J. Evje (Farmer-Labor), defeated; Ray T. Fuller (Commonwealth), defeated; Edith M. Gardthausen (American), defeated.
  • 1939 Apr 3: Mary F. Farnsworth (Rep), elected; Edna C. Wilson (Dem), defeated; Carl Johnson (Socialist), defeated; Harry Schwarzentraub (Commonwealth), defeated.
  • 1941 Apr 7: Wynand Wichers (Rep), elected; Frances Comfort (Dem), defeated; William E. Heslop (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1943: Frank Cody, resigned.
  • 1943 Jan 2: Stephen S. Nisbet, appointed.
  • 1943 Apr 5: Stephen S. Nisbet (Rep), elected; Bernard T. Foley (Dem), defeated; Clarence H. Snyder (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1945 Apr 2: Charles G. Burns (Rep), elected; Carl O. Smith (Dem), defeated.
  • 1945 Sep 24: Wynand Wichers, resigned.
  • 1945 Sep 26: Louisa I. Durham, appointed.
  • 1947 Apr 7: Louisa I. Durham (Rep), elected; Victor Targonski (Dem), defeated; Oscar C. Griswold (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1949 Apr 4: Stephen S. Nisbet (Rep), elected; James T. Bolan (Dem), defeated; Devera Stocker (Progressive), defeated; Oscar C. Griswold (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1951 Apr 2: Charles G. Burns (Rep), elected; Louis J. McGuinness (Dem), defeated; LeRoy M. Lowell (Prohibition), defeated; Ruth St. Aubin (Progressive), defeated; Alice Pollak (Socialist Workers), defeated; James C. Horvath (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1953 Apr 6: Walter F. Gries (Rep), elected; Freda C. Parmelee (Dem), defeated; Otho Jennings (Prohibition), defeated; Albert Mills (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1955 Apr 4: Stephen S. Nisbet (Rep), elected; John M. Veale (Dem), defeated; Otho Jennings (Prohibition), defeated; Theos A. Grove (Socialist Labor), defeated; Robert Himmel, Jr. (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 1957 Apr 1: Chris H. Magnusson (Dem), elected; George W. Dean (Rep), defeated; Otho Jennings (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1959 Apr 6: Cornelia A. Robinson (Dem), elected; Charles G. Burns (Rep), defeated; James C. Horvath (Socialist Labor), defeated; Oscar C. Griswold (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1961 Apr 3: Frank Hartman (Dem), elected; Charles Rogers (Rep), defeated; Larry Dolinski (Socialist Workers), defeated; Oscar C. Griswold (Prohibition), defeated; Edna A. Conklin (Independent American), defeated.
  • 1963 Apr 1: James F. O'Neil (Rep), elected; Gerald Tuchow (Dem), defeated; James C. Horvath (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Donald M. D. Thurber (Dem), elected; Leon Fill (Dem), elected; Karla Parker (Rep), defeated; Ellen M. Solomonson (Rep), defeated; Margaret Willis (Freedom Now), defeated; Henry L. Hill (Freedom Now), defeated.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Marilyn Jean Kelly (Dem), elected; Carmen L. DelliQuadri (Dem), elected; Joyce Hatton (Rep), defeated; Bourke W. Lodewyk (Rep), defeated; Helen Kelly (Freedom Now), defeated; Clara Maravin (Freedom Now), defeated.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Thomas J. Brennan (Dem), elected; Peter Oppewall (Dem), elected; Robert P. Briggs (Rep), defeated; John C. Kreger (Rep), defeated; Mattie R. Mays (Freedom Now), defeated; Constance Diane Molette (Freedom Now), defeated.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Edwin L. Novak (Dem), elected; Charles E. Morton (Dem), elected; Alvin M. Bentley (Rep), defeated; James F. O'Neil (Rep), defeated; John R. Thomas (Freedom Now), defeated; Ella Mae Perryman (Freedom Now), defeated.
  • 1964 Nov 10: Robert P. Briggs, appointed.
  • 1966 Nov 8: James F. O'Neil (Rep), elected; Leroy G. Augenstein (Rep), elected; Donald M. D. Thurber (Dem), defeated; Leon Fill (Dem), defeated; Frank Girard (Socialist Labor), defeated; Warren Carlen (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1968 Nov 5: Marilyn Jean Kelly (Dem), elected; Michael J. Deeb (Dem), elected; James W. TenBrink (Rep), defeated; Barbara Dumouchelle (Rep), defeated; Ellen Robinson (Socialist Workers), defeated; Evelyn Sell (Socialist Workers), defeated; Frank Troha (Socialist Labor), defeated; Peter Goonis (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1969 Nov 8: Leroy G. Augenstein, died in office.
  • 1969 Dec 9: M. Gorton Riethmiller, appointed.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Thomas J. Brennan (Dem), elected; Annetta Miller (Dem), elected; David Robinson II (Rep), defeated; R. Robert Geake (Rep), defeated; David Lindsay (Socialist Labor), defeated; Peter Goonis (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1972: Thomas J. Brennan, resigned.
  • 1972 Nov 7: William A. Sederberg (Rep), elected; Edmund F. Vandette (Rep), elected; Charles E. Morton (Dem), defeated; Gumecindo Salas (Dem), defeated; Mary G. Calder (American Independent), defeated; Frederick S. Kline (American Independent), defeated; Howard L. Jones (Human Rights), defeated; Thomas E. Girard (Socialist Labor), defeated; James E. Wells (Conservative), defeated; Edgar Thomas (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1972 Dec 20: Barbara Dumouchelle, appointed.
  • 1974 Sep 1: Michael J. Deeb, resigned.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Barbara Roberts (Dem), elected; Roger Tilles (Dem), elected; James F. O'Neil (Rep), defeated; Florence F. Saltzman (Rep), defeated; Bernard J. Skibinski (American Independent), defeated; Vern G. Morse (American Independent), defeated; Karen Lee Baize (Human Rights), defeated; Lordell J. Taylor (Human Rights), defeated; Gertrude Hawkins (Socialist Workers), defeated; Peggy Goldman (Communist), defeated; Richard Burgis (Socialist Labor), defeated; Sheila Jaber (U.S. Labor), defeated; Frank Troha (Socialist Labor), defeated; Burton Lee Artz (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 1974 Nov 12: M. Gorton Riethmiller, appointed.
  • 1975: William A. Sederberg, resigned; Roger Tilles, resigned.
  • 1975 Jan 10: Norman O. Stockmeyer, appointed.
  • 1975 Aug 26: Paul B. Henry, appointed.
  • 1976 Nov 2: John Watanen, Jr. (Dem), elected; Gumecindo Salas (Dem), elected; Florence F. Saltzman (Rep), defeated; Clarence E. Dukes (Rep), defeated; Elizabeth H. Nall (Human Rights), defeated; Howard L. Jones (Human Rights), defeated; Virginia Courter (Libertarian), defeated; Maureen Vermeer (Libertarian), defeated; Al Duncan (Socialist Workers), defeated; Charles Schwartz (Socialist Labor), defeated; Frank Troha (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1978: Paul B. Henry, resigned.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Annetta Miller (Dem), elected; Barbara Dumouchelle (Rep), elected; Malcolm G. Dade, Jr. (Dem), defeated; Silverenia Q. Kanoyton (Rep), defeated.
  • 1978 Dec 29: Silverenia Q. Kanoyton, appointed.
  • 1980 Nov 4: Norman O. Stockmeyer (Rep), elected; Edmund F. Vandette (Rep), elected; Carroll M. Hutton (Dem), defeated; James H. Lincoln (Dem), defeated; Christine Young (Libertarian), defeated; Scott James Ballard (Libertarian), defeated; Walter B. Dyer (American Independent), defeated; Daniel Eller (American Independent), defeated.
  • 1981: Silverenia Q. Kanoyton, resigned.
  • 1981 Aug 1: David Laro, appointed.
  • 1982 Nov 2: Barbara Roberts Mason (Dem), elected; Carroll M. Hutton (Dem), elected; Jackie McGregor (Rep), defeated; Ronald G. Erickson (Rep), defeated; Carmen Bradley (Tisch Independent Citizens), defeated; Denise Kline (Libertarian), defeated; Ruthann A. Wagner (American Independent), defeated; Frederick J. Dechow (Libertarian), defeated; Peggy Goldman Frankie (Communist), defeated; John P. Santuci, Jr. (American Independent), defeated.
  • 1984 Nov 6: Dorothy A. Beardmore (Rep), elected; Cherry H. Jacobus (Rep), elected; John Watanen, Jr. (Dem), defeated; Gumecindo Salas (Dem), defeated; Marjorie F. Morris (Tisch Independent Citizens), defeated; Lois Mellberg (Tisch Independent Citizens), defeated; Gwendoline Stillwell (Libertarian), defeated; Harold M. Boog (Libertarian), defeated; Peggy Goldman Frankie (Communist), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Annetta Miller (Dem), elected; Gumecindo Salas (Dem), elected; Barbara Dumouchelle (Rep), defeated; Patricia A. Hartnagle (Rep), defeated; Robert E. Tisch (Tisch Independent Citizens), defeated; Robert C. Mac Donald (Ind), defeated; Denise Kline (Ind), defeated; John A. Green (Ind), defeated; David A. Weidner (Ind), defeated.
  • 1988: Carroll M. Hutton, resigned.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Barbara Dumouchelle (Rep), elected; Marilyn F. Lundy (Rep), elected; Lawrence D. Crawford (Dem), defeated; Stephen T. Economy (Dem), defeated; Robert E. Tisch (Tisch Independent Citizens), defeated; Fayanne G. Kaufman (Tisch Independent Citizens), defeated; Virginia L. Cropsey (Libertarian), defeated; James W. Clifton (Libertarian), defeated; Annette Johnson (Workers Against Concessions), defeated; Verna A. Baird (Workers Against Concessions), defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Barbara Roberts Mason (Dem), elected; Dick DeVos (Rep), elected; Lowell Perry (Rep), defeated; Rollie Hopgood (Dem), defeated; Robert E. Tisch (Tisch Independent Citizens), defeated; Fayanne G. Kaufman (Tisch Independent Citizens), defeated; Mary J. Ruwart (Libertarian), defeated; Gwendoline Stillwell (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1992: Barbara Dumouchelle, resigned.
  • 1992 Jul 13: Katherine J. DeGrow, appointed.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Kathleen Straus (Dem), elected; Dorothy A. Beardmore (Rep), elected; Roman P. Bochenek (Dem), defeated; Harry Greenleaf (Rep), defeated; Fayanne G. Kaufman (Tisch Independent Citizens), defeated; Mary J. Ruwart (Libertarian), defeated; Nancy I. List (Natural Law), defeated; Donald D. Schneider (Tisch Independent Citizens), defeated; William Roundtree (Workers World), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Sharon Wise (Rep), elected; W. Clark Durant (Rep), elected; Carol C. Thomas (Dem), defeated; Gumecindo Salas (Dem), defeated; Erwin J. Haas (Libertarian), defeated; David H. Raaflaub (Libertarian), defeated; Selina Babcock (Natural Law), defeated; ReBecca Jo Flora (Workers World), defeated.
  • 1996: Diane Barnes (Libertarian), defeated; Alixandra P. Summit (Natural Law), defeated; Barbara B. Goushaw (Libertarian), defeated; Louis Legg (Rep), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Sharon L. Gire (Dem), elected; Eileen Weiser (Rep), elected; Barbara Roberts Mason (Dem), defeated; Gary Wolfram (Rep), defeated; Diane Barnes (Libertarian), defeated; Jon Coon (Libertarian), defeated; Eric Borregard (Reform), defeated; Gail Quarton (Natural Law), defeated; Artie Fields (Reform), defeated; Alixandra P. Summit (Natural Law), defeated.
  • 1999 Sep 16: W. Clark Durant, resigned.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Elizabeth W. Bauer (Dem), elected; Carolyn L. Curtin (Rep), elected; Michael Warren (Rep), defeated; Nancy L. Quarles (Dem), defeated; Scotty Boman (Libertarian), defeated; Diane Barnes (Libertarian), defeated; Karen Anne Shelley (Green), defeated; Kyle Moxley (Green), defeated; Judith Czak (U.S. Taxpayers), defeated; Ronald C. Monroe (U.S. Taxpayers), defeated; Michael A. Kitchen (Natural Law), defeated.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Marianne Y. McGuire (Dem), elected; Nancy Danhof (Rep), elected; Herbert S. Moyer (Dem), defeated; Robert M. Smart (Rep), defeated; Scotty Boman (Libertarian), defeated; Gail M. Graeser (U.S. Taxpayers), defeated; Peter Ponzetti (Green), defeated; Stephanie Poortenga (U.S. Taxpayers), defeated; Ernie Whiteside (Libertarian), defeated; Colette McLogan (Natural Law), defeated.
  • 2012 Nov 6: Michelle Fecteau (Dem), elected; Lupe Ramos-Montigny (Dem), elected; Todd A. Courser (Rep), defeated; Melanie A. Kurdys (Rep), defeated; Karen Adams (U.S. Taxpayers), defeated; Andrew Le Cureaux (Libertarian), defeated; Candace R. Caveny (Green), defeated; Gail M. Graeser (U.S. Taxpayers), defeated; Dwain Reynolds III (Green), defeated.
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