Today in Michigan History

March 1, 1805

William Hull became governor of the Michigan Territory.

Born in Connecticut in 1753, William Hull served as a colonel in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He was serving in the Massachusetts State Senate when he was appointed by President Thomas Jefferson as governor of the Michigan Territory. Hull’s tenure as governor came to an abrupt end when he surrendered Detroit to the British in August 1812.

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