Today in Michigan History

March 10, 1953

Alexander Groesbeck died in Detroit.

One of Michigan’s most successful chief executives, Alexander Groesbeck is credited with reorganizing state government. Although he was called, “aloof as a politician and dictatorial as governor,” Groesbeck was elected governor three times (1920, 1922 and 1924). He also lost his party’s nomination on three other occasions (1926, 1930 and 1934). A Republican, Groesbeck was born in Macomb County and worked in his father’s sawmill before attending the University of Michigan where he graduated with a law degree. Groesbeck was buried in Detroit.

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