|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 and 40th Lieutenant Governor of Michigan|
January 1, 1921 –December 31, 1924
|Governor||Alex J. Groesbeck|
|Preceded by||Luren Dickinson|
|Succeeded by||George W. Welsh|
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
|Died||April 7, 1962 80) (aged|
|Residence||Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan|
Thomas Read (May 28, 1881 – April 7, 1962) was a Republican politician from Michigan who served in the Michigan House of Representatives including as its Speaker during the 50th Legislature, as Lieutenant Governor of Michigan under Alex J. Groesbeck, as a member of the Michigan State Senate, and as Michigan Attorney General.
Born in Rochester, New York of English and Scottish ancestry to Thomas and Jane Read on May 28, 1881, Read was either a candidate for or served in nearly all state-level offices in Michigan (he was never a candidate for or elected Secretary of State). He was a candidate in the primary for Governor of Michigan in 1924, losing to Alex J. Groesbeck, and 1940, losing to Luren Dickinson.
Read was a presidential elector for Michigan in 1928, casting a ballot for Herbert Hoover, and a delegate to the 1940 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia which nominated Wendell Willkie (who eventually lost to Franklin D. Roosevelt. Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg of Michigan was a candidate for the nomination at that convention.
Read died after surgery at a hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1962.The elementary school in his hometown of Shelby is named for Read.
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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