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: Wayne State University Board of Governors

Members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors, 1956-2012 (May be incomplete!)
Roscoe O. Bonisteel 1956-59 DeWitt T. Burton 1960-68 Michael Ference, Jr. 1960-63 Clair A. White 1960-61 Jean McKee 1960-66 Thomas B. Adams 1962-68 Benjamin M. Rose 1965-69 Alfred H. Sokolowski 1967-74 George C. Edwards 1969-84 Kurt R. Keydel 1969-80 Max J. Pincus 1971-87 Michael A. Einheuser 1975-90 Dauris G. Jackson 1977-79 Richard C. Van Dusen 1979-91 George W. Romney 1979-84 Murray Jackson 1981- C. Gary Artinian 1985-92 George N. Bashara, Jr. 1985-92 Vernice Davis-Anthony 1995- Diane L. Dunaskiss 1995- Annetta Miller 1997- Jackie Washington 2001

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1959 Apr 6: DeWitt T. Burton (Dem), elected; Clair A. White (Dem), elected; Warren C. Lambert (Rep), defeated; Whitney W. Ballantine (Rep), defeated; Charles Schwartz (Socialist Labor), defeated; Clarence Hager (Prohibition), defeated; Rollin M. Severance (Prohibition), defeated; James Sim (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1959 Apr 6: Leonard Woodcock (Dem), elected; Michael Ference, Jr. (Dem), elected; Warren B. Cooksey (Rep), defeated; Albert B. Chennault, Sr. (Rep), defeated; Junius B. Johnson (Prohibition), defeated; D. Earl Harrow (Prohibition), defeated; Albert Mills (Socialist Labor), defeated; William Walbridge (Socialist Labor), defeated; Harriet Talan (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 1959 Apr 6: Jean McKee (Dem), elected; Benjamin D. Burdick (Rep), elected; Melvin E. Bleich (Dem), defeated; Edward G. Durance (Rep), defeated; Kenneth V. Kelly (Socialist Labor), defeated; Elsie M. Bentley (Socialist Labor), defeated; Paul H. Kyburz (Prohibition), defeated; Duncan H. Pyscher (Prohibition), defeated; Rita Shaw (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 1961 Apr 3: DeWitt T. Burton (Dem), elected; Thomas B. Adams (Rep), elected; Ralph E. Richman (Dem), defeated; Charles E. Brake (Rep), defeated; Roman V. Ceglowski (Independent American), defeated; Cameron A. MacKenzie (Independent American), defeated; Alan LaRose (Prohibition), defeated; Alfred T. Halsted (Prohibition), defeated; Harriet Talan (Socialist Workers), defeated; James Sim (Socialist Labor), defeated; Frank Troha (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1963: Michael Ference, Jr. (Dem), defeated.
  • 1964 Jan 10: Norman O. Stockmeyer, appointed.
  • 1964 Nov 3: William B. Hall (Dem), elected; Benjamin M. Rose (Dem), elected; Wilber M. Brucker, Jr. (Rep), defeated; Charles Gershenson (Rep), defeated; Louis J. Cleage (Freedom Now), defeated; Helen Nuttall Brown (Freedom Now), defeated; Lowell E. Miller (Socialist Labor), defeated; Charles Fraser (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1966 Nov 8: Norman O. Stockmeyer (Rep), elected; Alfred H. Sokolowski (Rep), elected; Jean McKee (Dem), defeated; Leslie R. Schmier (Dem), defeated; Lowell E. Miller (Socialist Labor), defeated; Vito J. DeLisi (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1968 Nov 5: George C. Edwards (Dem), elected; Augustus J. Calloway (Dem), elected; Kurt R. Keydel (Rep), defeated; Victor G. Raviolo (Rep), defeated; Joseph Sanders (Socialist Workers), defeated; William Bunge (New Politics), defeated; Evelyn Kirsch (Socialist Workers), defeated; Lowell E. Miller (Socialist Labor), defeated; Vito J. DeLisi (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1969 Apr 24: Benjamin M. Rose, died in office.
  • 1969 Apr 30: Kurt R. Keydel, appointed.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Leon H. Atchison (Dem), elected; Max J. Pincus (Dem), elected; Raymond E. Hayes (Rep), defeated; Earl Kennedy (Rep), defeated; Mary Ganiard (American Independent), defeated; Patrick Tifer (American Independent), defeated; Terry Lindsay (Socialist Labor), defeated; Lowell E. Miller (Socialist Labor), defeated; Norma J. Lodico (Socialist Workers), defeated; John A. Porter (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 1972 Nov 7: Wilber M. Brucker, Jr. (Rep), elected; Kurt R. Keydel (Rep), elected; Michael A. Einheuser (Dem), defeated; Kathleen Straus (Dem), defeated; Terry Lindsay (Socialist Labor), defeated; Peter E. McAlpine (Conservative), defeated; Peggy Goldman (Communist), defeated; Lowell E. Miller (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Mildred Jeffrey (Dem), elected; Michael A. Einheuser (Dem), elected; Norman O. Stockmeyer (Rep), defeated; Frank B. Walker (Rep), defeated; M. Elizabeth Bunn (Human Rights), defeated; Alice Charlotte Hengy (American Independent), defeated; Paul John Altesleben (American Independent), defeated; Albert Steigerwalt (Human Rights), defeated; Michael D. Kelly (Socialist Workers), defeated; Emery J. Hrabovsky (Conservative), defeated; Arturo Ramirez (Socialist Workers), defeated; Terry Lindsay (Socialist Labor), defeated; Bruce Wood (U.S. Labor), defeated; Lowell E. Miller (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1976 Nov 2: George C. Edwards (Dem), elected; Dauris G. Jackson (Dem), defeated; Diane J. Edgecomb (Rep), defeated; John R. Axe (Rep), defeated; Betty June Wells (American Independent), defeated; E. Forrest Chapman (American Independent), defeated; Bruce L. Brown (Human Rights), defeated; Gail Shantaram (Libertarian), defeated; Margaret M. Hayes (Socialist Workers), defeated; Peter B. McAlpine (Libertarian), defeated; Terry Lindsay (Socialist Labor), defeated; Lowell E. Miller (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Leon H. Atchison (Dem), elected; Max J. Pincus (Dem), elected; James R. Haley (Rep), defeated; Laura Reyes Kopak (Rep), defeated.
  • 1979 Jul 31: Dauris G. Jackson, died in office.
  • 1979 Nov 1: Richard C. Van Dusen, appointed.
  • 1979 Nov 29: George W. Romney, appointed.
  • 1980: Kurt R. Keydel (Rep), defeated; Elena R. Sanchez (Dem), defeated.
  • 1984: Winifred J. Fraser (Dem), defeated.
  • 1987: Max J. Pincus, died in office.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Hattie L. Massey (Rep), defeated.
  • 1991 Jun 8: Richard C. Van Dusen, died in office.
  • 1992: Kevin Fobbs (Rep), defeated; George N. Bashara, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1994: Alan Amen (Dem), defeated.
  • 1995: Vernice Davis-Anthony, appointed.
  • 1996: Paul Fecko (Rep), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Elizabeth Hardy (Rep), elected; John F. Kelly (Dem), defeated; Vernice Davis-Anthony (Rep), elected; Ronald J. Amen (Dem), defeated; Scotty Boman (Libertarian), defeated; Thomas W. Jones (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2000: Michael Kelly (Rep), defeated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Diane L. Dunaskiss (Rep), elected; Richard Bernstein (Dem), elected; Leon H. Atchison (Dem), defeated; Andrew G. McLemore, Jr. (Rep), defeated; Stacy Van Oast (Libertarian), defeated; Thomas W. Jones (Libertarian), defeated; Frederick Kline (Green), defeated; Robert S. Miller (U.S. Taxpayers), defeated; Kathleen Oakford (Natural Law), defeated; Harold H. Dunn (U.S. Taxpayers), defeated.
  • 2006 Nov 7: Debbie Dingell (Dem), elected.
  • 2012 Nov 6: Sandra Hughes O'Brien (Dem), elected; Kim Trent (Dem), elected; Michael J. Busuito (Rep), defeated; Satish B. Jasti (Rep), defeated; Robert J. Gale (U.S. Taxpayers), defeated; Margaret Guttshall (Green), defeated; Marc J. Sosnowski (U.S. Taxpayers), defeated; Latham Redding (Green), defeated.
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