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  Frederick Moulton Alger, Jr. (1907-1967) — also known as Frederick M. Alger, Jr.; Fred M. Alger — of Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 3, 1907. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 14th District, 1936; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; secretary of state of Michigan, 1947-52; Republican candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1950 (primary), 1952; U.S. Ambassador to Belgium, 1953-57. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Elks; Sons of the American Revolution; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Military Order of the World Wars; Freemasons. Died in Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich., January 5, 1967 (age 59 years, 155 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Eldridge Alger and Frederick Moulton Alger (1876-1933); married 1929 to Suzette de Marigny Dewey (1906-1963; daughter of Charles Schuveldt Dewey); married 1963 to Katherine Sutton; father of David Dewey Alger (1943-2001; killed in terrorist attack on World Trade Center); grandson of Russell Alexander Alger; grandnephew of Charles Moulton Alger.
  Political family: Alger family of Detroit, Michigan.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
Russell A. Alger Russell Alexander Alger (1836-1907) — also known as Russell A. Alger — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in a log cabin, Lafayette Township, Medina County, Ohio, February 27, 1836. Republican. Lawyer; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; lumber business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1884, 1896; Governor of Michigan, 1885-86; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1888; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1888; U.S. Secretary of War, 1897-99; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1902-07; appointed 1902; died in office 1907. Member, Freemasons; Grand Army of the Republic; Sons of the American Revolution; Loyal Legion. Died in Washington, D.C., January 24, 1907 (age 70 years, 331 days). Entombed at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Russell Alger (died 1849) and Caroline (Moulton) Alger (1809-1848); brother of Charles Moulton Alger; married, April 2, 1861, to Annette H. Henry (1840-1919); father of Frederick Moulton Alger (1876-1933) (who married Mary Eldridge Swift); grandfather of Frederick Moulton Alger, Jr..
  Political family: Alger family of Detroit, Michigan.
  Alger County, Mich. is named for him.
  The village of Alger, Ohio, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  George Washington Armstrong (1859-1948) — also known as George W. Armstrong — of Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich. Born in Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich., April 18, 1859. Republican. Mechanical dentist; traveling salesman; mayor of Adrian, Mich., 1936-37. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in 1948 (age about 89 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, Mich.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  Relatives: Son of Henry H. Armstrong and Mary (Robinson) Armstrong; married, October 18, 1882, to Frances J. McKean.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William S. Ballenger III (b. 1941) — of Ovid, Clinton County, Mich. Born in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., March 28, 1941. Republican. Newspaper reporter; chair of Shiawassee County Republican Party, 1966-68; member of Michigan state house of representatives 87th District, 1969-70; member of Michigan state senate 30th District, 1971-74; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1974; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1982. Presbyterian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Farm Bureau; Jaycees. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of William Sylvester Ballenger and Marie Elizabeth (Daley) Ballenger; married, June 20, 1964, to Virginia Lee Woodard.
Junius E. Beal Junius Emery Beal (1860-1942) — also known as Junius E. Beal; Junius Emery Field — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich., February 23, 1860. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; real estate broker; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1888; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1905-06; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1908-39; vice-president, Farmers and Merchants Bank; president, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Street Railway Co.; officer of gas and electric utilities. Methodist. English ancestry. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Phi Beta Kappa; Rotary; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 24, 1942 (age 82 years, 121 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Adoptive son of Phoebe Rhoda (Beers) Beal (1825-1900); son of James Edward Field (1832-1894) and Loretta Jane (Beal) Field (1837-1861); married 1889 to Ella Travis (1862-1944); nephew and adoptive son of Rice Aner Beal (1823-1883); nephew of Eugene Emery Beal; first cousin of Emery Richard Beal; first cousin twice removed of Porter Beal; second cousin once removed of Joseph Lorenzo Beal; third cousin of Clarence Lapham Lathrop.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Beal family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1927
  Jerome Holland Bishop (1846-1928) — also known as Jerome H. Bishop — of Decatur, Van Buren County, Mich.; Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Oxbow, Jefferson County, N.Y., September 3, 1846. Republican. Superintendent of schools; founder, J.H. Bishop fur company of Wyandotte, Mich.; rug and coat manufacturer; mayor of Wyandotte, Mich., 1885-87, 1905-08; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1898; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1900; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1908. Congregationalist. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died May 22, 1928 (age 81 years, 262 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of William Bishop and Zebina (Sterne) Bishop; married 1867 to Jennie Gray (died 1873); married 1876 to Ella M. Clark (1856-1926).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gilbert E. Bursley (1913-1998) — also known as "Mr. Education" — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 28, 1913. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1961-64; member of Michigan state senate 18th District, 1965-78; candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1978; president, Cleary College, Ypsilanti, Mich., 1978-84. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; Elks. Died September 20, 1998 (age 85 years, 204 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Phillip Everette Bursley (1880-1968) and Flora (Peters) Bursley (1883-1961); brother of Mary Carter; first cousin thrice removed of David Bursley (1803-1884).
  Political family: Bursley-Carter family of Ann Arbor and Jackson, Michigan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clarence Monroe Burton (1853-1932) — also known as Clarence M. Burton — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Whiskey Diggins, Sierra County, Calif., November 18, 1853. Lawyer; member, Detroit Board of Education, 1900-11; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 2nd District, 1907-08. Member, Sons of the American Revolution. Founder of the Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit Public Library. Died October 23, 1932 (age 78 years, 340 days). Interment at Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
George E. Bushnell George Edward Bushnell (1887-1965) — also known as George E. Bushnell — of Highland Park, Wayne County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Roanoke, Va., November 4, 1887. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1934-55; defeated, 1928; resigned 1955; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1940, 1948. Presbyterian. Scottish ancestry. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; American Bar Association; Delta Theta Phi. Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, September 30, 1965 (age 77 years, 330 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. John Eichelberger Bushnell and Annie Carter (Terrill) Bushnell; brother of Miller Bushnell (1888?-?); married, November 5, 1923, to Ida Mary Bland.
  See also Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1939
  Sherman D. Callender (b. 1869) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Hartsgrove, Ashtabula County, Ohio, March 18, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; recorder's court judge in Michigan, 1929-35; appointed 1929; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1936-47. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, April 23, 1904, to Sylvia Cornell.
Charles E. Chamberlain Charles Ernest Chamberlain (1917-2002) — also known as Charles E. Chamberlain; "The Automobile Horn of Congress" — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Locke Township, Ingham County, Mich., July 22, 1917. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1957-75. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; Kiwanis; Society of the Cincinnati. Died, of renal failure and congestive heart failure, in Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va., November 25, 2002 (age 85 years, 126 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
Royal S. Copeland Royal Samuel Copeland (1868-1938) — also known as Royal S. Copeland — of Bay City, Bay County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Suffern, Rockland County, N.Y. Born in Dexter, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 7, 1868. Homeopathic physician; university professor; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1901-03; U.S. Senator from New York, 1923-38; died in office 1938; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1936; candidate in Democratic primary for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1937. Methodist. English ancestry. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Maccabees; Knights of Pythias; Elks; American Public Health Association. Died in Washington, D.C., June 17, 1938 (age 69 years, 222 days). Interment at Mahwah Cemetery, Mahwah, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Roscoe Pulaski Copeland and Frances Jane (Holmes) Copeland (born 1843); married, December 31, 1891, to Mary DePriest Ryan; married, July 15, 1908, to Frances Spalding; nephew of Joseph Tarr Copeland (1813-1893).
  Political family: Copeland family.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Kenneth W. Cunningham (1896-1981) — of Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa.; Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Texas, September 23, 1896. Sales manager, Sun Oil Company; mayor of Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., 1957-64; resigned 1964. Member, Sons of the American Revolution. Died, in Harper Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., July 27, 1981 (age 84 years, 307 days). Burial location unknown.
  Byron M. Cutcheon (1836-1908) — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Manistee, Manistee County, Mich.; Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Pembroke, Merrimack County, N.H., May 11, 1836. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1868; Manistee County Prosecuting Attorney, 1873-74; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1875-81; postmaster; U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1883-91; defeated, 1890. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Sons of the American Revolution; Loyal Legion. Received the Medal of Honor in 1891 for action at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, Ky., May 10, 1863. Died in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., April 12, 1908 (age 71 years, 337 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Ypsilanti, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of James M. Cutcheon and Hannah (Tripp) Cutcheon; married, June 22, 1863, to Marie Annie Warner.
  Cross-reference: Ralph Stone
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Henry S. Dean Henry Stewart Dean (1830-1915) — also known as Henry S. Dean — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Lima, Livingston County, N.Y., June 14, 1830. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; grocer; miller; postmaster at Ann Arbor, Mich., 1870-72; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1894-1907; appointed 1894; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1912; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1912. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Loyal Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; American Historical Association. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., October 18, 1915 (age 85 years, 126 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Married, August 24, 1865, to Delia Brown Cook (1841-1930).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Past and Present of Washtenaw County (1906)
  Harold H. Emmons (b. 1875) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 30, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; secretary-treasurer, Regal Motor Car Company, 1913-17; in charge of aviation engine construction for Army and Navy during World War I; officer, Stout Metal Airplane Co.; organizer and director, National Air Transport Co.; organizer and president, Aircraft Development Corp., Northwest Airways, Inc.; organizer and general counsel, Stinson Aircraft Corp.; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1928. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Chi; American Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; Military Order of the World Wars. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Marcus A. Emmons and Alma M. (Slaven) Emmons; married, February 10, 1910, to Marion Clark Scotten.
Gerald R. Ford Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. (1913-2006) — also known as Gerald R. Ford; Jerry Ford; Leslie Lynch King, Jr.; "Passkey" — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich.; Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, Calif. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., July 14, 1913. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948, 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from Michigan 5th District, 1949-73; resigned 1973; member, President's Commission on the Assassination of President KNDY, 1963-64; Vice President of the United States, 1973-74; President of the United States, 1974-77; defeated, 1976. Episcopalian. English and Scottish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Sons of the American Revolution; Forty and Eight; Jaycees; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Phi Delta Phi; Humane Society; Elks; American Bar Association. Shot at in two separate incidents in San Francisco in September 1975. On September 5, Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme, follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson, got close to the President with a loaded pistol, and squeezed the trigger at close range; the gun misfired. On September 22, Sara Jane Moore fired a shot at him, but a bystander deflected her aim. Both women were convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Received the Medal of Freedom in 1999. Died in Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, Calif., December 26, 2006 (age 93 years, 165 days). Interment at Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  Relatives: Step-son of Gerald Rudolph Ford, Sr. (1890-1962); son of Leslie Lynch King, Sr. (1884-1941) and Dorothy Ayer (Gardner) King Ford (1892-1967); half-brother of Thomas G. Ford, Sr. (1918-1995); married, October 15, 1948, to Elizabeth Ann 'Betty' (Bloomer) Warren (1918-2011).
  Cross-reference: Richard M. Nixon — L. William Seidman
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Gerald R. Ford: A Time to Heal: The Autobiography of Gerald R. Ford (1983)
  Books about Gerald R. Ford: John Robert Greene, The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford — Edward L. Schapsmeier, Gerald R. Ford's Date With Destiny: A Political Biography — James Cannon, Time and Chance : Gerald Ford's Appointment With History — Douglas Brinkley, Gerald R. Ford
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Joe C. Foster (1904-1974) — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Alden, Antrim County, Mich., April 12, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state senate 14th District, 1931-34. Member, Elks; Sons of the American Revolution; Phi Delta Theta; Sigma Nu Phi. Died in 1974 (age about 70 years). Burial location unknown.
  Charles F. Haight (1865-1954) — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in North Newburg (now Newburg), Shiawassee County, Mich., March 21, 1865. Republican. Lawyer; municipal judge in Michigan, 1911-18; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 1st District, 1923-32, 1935-36; defeated, 1936. Baptist. Member, Odd Fellows; Elks; Eagles; Knights of Pythias; Modern Woodmen of America; Sons of the American Revolution. Died February 13, 1954 (age 88 years, 329 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of R. Bruce Haight and Phoebe Eliza (Deveraux) Haight; married, August 29, 1889, to Harriet B. Lightbody (1866-1963).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ira Waite Jayne (b. 1882) — also known as Ira W. Jayne — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Fenton, Genesee County, Mich., June 16, 1882. Republican. Law professor; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1919-56; defeated, 1917; resigned 1956; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1920; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1928; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1928. Member, NAACP; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Sons of the American Revolution; Odd Fellows; Foresters; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel G. Jayne and Alice (Waite) Jayne; married 1911 to Jean Bilton.
Chase S. Osborn Chase Salmon Osborn (1860-1949) — also known as Chase S. Osborn — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich. Born in a log house in Huntington County, Ind., January 22, 1860. Republican. Newspaper publisher; postmaster at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., 1889-93; member of Michigan Republican State Executive Committee, 1899; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1899; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1908-11; appointed 1908; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1908; Governor of Michigan, 1911-12; defeated, 1914; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1918, 1930; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1928; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1936. Presbyterian. English, French, and Irish ancestry. Member, Kiwanis; Lions; Knights of Pythias; Audubon Society; National Rifle Association; Sigma Chi; Sigma Delta Chi; Pi Gamma Mu; Sons of the American Revolution; Elks; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Grange. Died April 11, 1949 (age 89 years, 79 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Chippewa County, Mich.
  Presumably named for: Salmon P. Chase
  Relatives: Son of George A. Osborn and Margaret (Fannon) Osborn; married, May 7, 1881, to Lillian G. Jones.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1911
  Philip Clarkson Pack (1896-1970) — also known as Philip C. Pack — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., May 26, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; advertising business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County, 1931-34. Member, Freemasons; Grotto; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in 1970 (age about 74 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Roba (Pulcipher) Pack (1870-1951) and Ambrose Clarkson Pack (1870-1957); married to Marion C. Beach (1898-1980).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Thomas W. Palmer Thomas Witherell Palmer (1830-1913) — also known as Thomas W. Palmer — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 25, 1830. Republican. Merchant; real estate business; lumber business; member of Michigan state senate 2nd District, 1879-80; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1883-89; U.S. Minister to Spain, 1889-90. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 1, 1913 (age 83 years, 127 days). Entombed at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Palmer and Mary A. (Witherell) Palmer; married, October 16, 1855, to Lizzie Pitts Merrill; nephew of Benjamin F. H. Witherell (1810?-?).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  Charles Upton Shreve (b. 1898) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 24, 1898. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1935 (Democratic primary), 1941 (primary). Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Leven L. Shreve and Elizabeth (Mitchell) Shreve; married, March 7, 1936, to Elaine Renaud.
  Arthur J. Tuttle (1868-1944) — of Leslie, Ingham County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Leslie Township, Ingham County, Mich., November 8, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney, 1899-1902; member of Michigan state senate 14th District, 1907-10; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1911-12; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1912-44; died in office 1944; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1924; president, Peoples Bank of Leslie; director, Leslie Home Telephone Co. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Knights of Khorassan; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Maccabees; Woodmen; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Sons of the American Revolution. Died December 2, 1944 (age 76 years, 24 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Leslie, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Ogden Valorous Tuttle and Julia Elizabeth (McArthur) Tuttle; married, March 11, 1903, to Jessie B. Stewart (died 1912).
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Eugene Ignatius Van Antwerp (1889-1962) — also known as Eugene I. Van Antwerp — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., July 26, 1889. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1940; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1948-50; defeated, 1949; candidate for Michigan state highway commissioner, 1953. Catholic. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Elks; Knights of Columbus. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 5, 1962 (age 73 years, 10 days). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Mich.
  Dale Warner (b. 1941) — of Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Williamston, Ingham County, Mich., February 3, 1941. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964; member of Michigan state house of representatives 56th District, 1967-74. Baptist. Member, Phi Kappa Phi; Delta Chi; Sons of the American Revolution; Phi Eta Sigma; Lions. Still living as of 1999.
G. Mennen Williams Gerhard Mennen Williams (1911-1988) — also known as G. Mennen Williams; "Soapy" — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 23, 1911. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Governor of Michigan, 1949-60; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964; candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1966; U.S. Ambassador to Philippines, 1968-69; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1971-86; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1983-86. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif; Phi Gamma Delta; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Eagles; Elks; Moose; Amvets; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; Order of Ahepa; Grange; Americans for Democratic Action; United World Federalists. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 2, 1988 (age 76 years, 344 days). Interment at Protestant Cemetery, Mackinac Island, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Phillips Williams and Elma Christina (Mennen) Williams; married, June 26, 1937, to Nancy Lace Quirk (sister of Daniel Trowbridge Quirk (1903-1969)).
  Cross-reference: Frederick E. Tripp — William W. Voisine
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
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