|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 1,1935 –January 1,1937
|Governor||Frank D. Fitzgerald|
|Preceded by||Allen E. Stebbins|
|Succeeded by||Leo J. Nowicki|
January 1,1921 –January 1,1925
|Governor||Alex J. Groesbeck|
|Preceded by||Luren Dickinson|
|Succeeded by||George W. Welsh|
|41st Michigan Attorney General|
January 1,1939 –January 1,1941
|Governor|| Frank Fitzgerald |
|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|
|Died||April 7,1962 80) (aged|
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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