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Michigan

By. H. G. Wells

Andrew Parsons, elected as Lieutenant Governor, became acting Governor on the resignation of Robert McClelland in 1853. He held position as State Senator and Regent of the University. He had high reputation in all his political- positions as a man of learning, business ability and integrity. With every prospect of future usefulness, he died while yet a young man. Kinsley S. Bingham, holding his first important political position as member and Speaker of the House of Representatives of the State of Michigan for two sessions in 1838 and 1839, then Representative in Congress from 1847 to 1851, was subsequently elected Governor and inaugurated in 1855, holding the office two years. The grangers of the country at the present day may take courage and profit by the example of Governor Bingham. He followed the avocation of farmer for many years, and his success was as marked in this as in his subsequent career as Governor and United States Senator.

BIOGRAPHICAL REMINISCENCES.


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