|44th Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives|
January 1, 1919 –December 31, 1920
|Governor||Albert E. Sleeper|
|Preceded by||Wayne R. Rice|
|Succeeded by||Fred L. Warner|
|Member of the MichiganHouseofRepresentatives |
from the Oceana County district
January 1, 1915 –December 31, 1920
|Succeeded by||Daniel Rankin|
|36th Lieutenant Governor of Michigan|
January 1, 1921 –December 31, 1924
|Governor||Alex J. Groesbeck|
|Preceded by||Luren Dickinson|
|Succeeded by||George W. Welsh|
|40th Lieutenant Governor of Michigan|
January 1, 1935 –December 31, 1936
|Governor||Frank D. Fitzgerald|
|Preceded by||Allen E. Stebbins|
|Succeeded by||Leo J. Nowicki|
|41st Michigan Attorney General|
January 1, 1939 –December 31, 1940
|Preceded by||Raymond Wesley Starr|
|Succeeded by||Herbert J. Rushton|
|Member of the Michigan Senate |
from the 26th district
January 1, 1927 –December 31, 1928
|Preceded by||Orville E. Atwood|
|Succeeded by||Orville E. Atwood|
|Born||May 28, 1881|
Rochester, New York
|Residence||Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan|
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Luren D. Dickinson
| Lieutenant Governor of Michigan |
George W. Welsh
Allen E. Stebbins
| Lieutenant Governor of Michigan |
Leo J. Nowicki
Raymond Wesley Starr
| Michigan Attorney General |
Herbert J. Rushton