Today in Michigan History

October 15, 1814

William Woodbridge became territorial secretary.

Born in Connecticut in 1780, William Woodbridge moved from Ohio to Detroit when he became secretary. His appointment began thirty-three years of public service to Michigan. Woodbridge’s many public offices included territorial justice, territorial delegate to Congress, state governor and U.S. senator.

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