Howard Cyrus Lawrence Papers: 1916-1966
Summary Information
Title: Howard Cyrus Lawrence Papers
Creator: Lawrence, Howard Cyrus, 1890-1961
Inclusive dates: 1916-1966
Extent: 25 linear feet
Extent: 2 oversize volumes
Location: Offsite storage; prior notification required for access
Abstract:
Grand Rapids, Michigan businessman and Republican politician. Correspondence, business records, speeches, and other papers relating to state politics, charitable and civic interests, banking issues, the Grand Rapids Varnish Corporation, the Michigan Trust Company of Grand Rapids, and the Ypsilanti-Reed Furniture Company of Ionia, Michigan; also materials on Albion College, the Methodist Church, the Ionia Free Fair, and Republican Party politics, especially the campaign of Arthur H, Vandenberg for the presidency in 1940.
Call number: 851795 Aa 2; AC
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid prepared by: Michigan Historical Collections staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated by Mrs. Clara L. Lawrence (donor no. 4241) and came to the library 1966-1967. One scrapbook, received in 1984, was given to the library by C. David Tompkins.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

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Copyright:

Donor(s) have not transferred any applicable copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Howard Cyrus Lawrence Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Howard C. Lawrence, born August 14, 1890, was a Grand Rapids-based manufacturer and banker. Lawrence graduated from Lake Odessa High School in 1910, then in June 1911 entered the employ of the Lake Odessa State Savings Bank where he remained for ten years working his way up from bookkeeper and assistant cashier to president. In 1921, he became associated with Fred W. Green in the Ypsilanti Reed Furniture Company of Ionia, Michigan. He was first made assistant secretary-treasurer and later secretary-treasurer of the furniture company.

Lawrence service to state government began as executive secretary to Governor Fred Green, 1927-1930. In 1930, he was elected state treasurer, serving one term 1931-1932. He was later named to work with the state banking department as receiver of different banks and then as state banking commissioner, 1936-1937.

Beginning in the 1920s, Lawrence had served with the Ionia County Republican Committee. In 1929, he was elected chairman of the Michigan Republican State Central Committee serving until 1937. In 1940, he was manager of Arthur Vandenberg's campaign for president at the Republican National Convention.

Lawrence now returned to the private sector as vice president and director of the Michigan Trust Company of Grand Rapids, 1937-1944; as director, president and General Manager of the Grand Rapids Varnish Corporation; and as vice president and director of the Lake Odessa Canning Company.

Lawrence's civic positions included membership on the board of trustees of Albion College and director of the Grand Rapids Y.M.C.A. He died May 20, 1961.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection documents the business, civic, and political interests of Howard C. Lawrence. The series in the collection are: Correspondence; Speeches and speech material; Financial; Business Interests; Charitable and Civic Interests; Clippings; Miscellaneous; Photographs; and Notebooks.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Banks and banking -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids.
  • Business records.
  • Clergy -- Michigan.
  • Depressions -- 1929 -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids.
  • Fairs -- Michigan -- Ionia County.
  • Furniture industry and trade -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids.
  • Grand Rapids (Mich.)
  • Ionia (Mich.)
  • Lake Odessa (Mich.)
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1929-1938.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1939-1945.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1946-1960.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1837-1950.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1951-
  • Paint industry and trade -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids.
  • World War, 1939-1945.
  • Buildings -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids.
  • Grand Rapids (Mich.) -- Buildings.
  • Grand Rapids (Mich.) -- Industrial buildings.
  • Industrial buildings -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids.
  • Interiors.
  • Offices.
  • Politics and government -- Michigan -- 1939-1945.
  • Varnishing industry.
  • Photographs.
  • Albion College.
  • American Bankers Association.
  • First Methodist Church (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
  • Grand Rapids Varnish Corporation.
  • Ionia County Free Fair (Mich.)
  • Lake Odessa Canning Company.
  • Lawrence, Howard Cyrus, 1890-1961.
  • Methodist Church (U.S.)
  • Methodist Church (U.S.) -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids.
  • Methodist Church (U.S.). Michigan Conference.
  • Michigan. Banking Division.
  • Michigan. Dept. of Treasury.
  • Michigan Bankers Association.
  • Michigan Trust Company (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
  • Republican Party (Mich.)
  • Ypsilanti-Reed Furniture Company (Ionia, Mich.)
  • Fitzgerald, Frank Dwight, 1885-1939.
  • Grand Rapids Varnish Corporation.
  • Green, Fred W. (Fred Warren), 1872-1936.
  • Landon, Alfred M. (Alfred Mossman), 1887-1987.
  • Lawrence, Howard Cyrus, 1890-1961.
  • Michigan. State Administrative Board.
  • Republican National Convention (22nd : 1940 : Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Republican Party (Mich.). State Central Committee.
  • Adams, Evyn.
  • Anderson, Charles F.
  • Andrews, Harold F.
  • Andrews, Roger, 1874-
  • Atwood, Orville E., 1880-
  • Baldwin, R. W.
  • Barnes, M. H.
  • Bass, Louis.
  • Battley, Joseph F., 1893-
  • Bicknell, John W.
  • Blodgett, John Wood, 1860-1951.
  • Blood, W. J.
  • Brake, D. Hale, 1891-1979.
  • Bricker, John W. (John William), 1893-1986.
  • Bridges, Styles, 1898-1961.
  • Brown, Harry J.
  • Brown, Prentiss M. (Prentiss Marsh), 1889-1973.
  • Brucker, Wilber Marion, 1894-1968.
  • Brundage, Ray O., 1881-
  • Bryant, Everett.
  • Butler, Leslie A.
  • Chapman, Fred A., 1878-1938.
  • Closterhouse, Leon T.
  • Cochran, Friend Morris, 1897-
  • Cochrane, Donald F., 1881-
  • Coors, D. Stanley, 1889-
  • Crawford, Fred L., 1888-1957.
  • Cudlip, William B., 1904-1988.
  • Davies, B. L.
  • Dean, Walter Clark, 1898-
  • Degan, James E.
  • Deyo, Harry N., 1892-
  • Dickinson, Luren Dudley, 1859-1943.
  • Dodge, Joseph M. (Joseph Morrell), 1890-1964.
  • Dunckel, Miller Lewis, 1899-
  • Emery, John Garfield, 1881-
  • Fead, Louis H., 1877-1943.
  • Ferguson, Homer, 1889-1982.
  • Field, Howard A.
  • Fink, George Rupert, 1886-
  • Fitzgerald, Frank Dwight, 1885-1939.
  • Fleenor, Wayne Harrison, 1902-
  • Flynn, Felix H. H., 1881-
  • Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006.
  • Frey, James G.
  • Fritsche, Carl B.
  • Frost, Joseph D., 1888-
  • Gill, Etta Margaret Lawrence, 1919-
  • Glass, Harry.
  • Goebel, Paul Gordon, 1901-
  • Green, Fred W. (Fred Warren), 1872-1936.
  • Green, Helen A. Kelly.
  • Groesbeck, Alexander J. (Alexander Joseph), 1873-1953.
  • Hager, Joseph A.
  • Hamilton, John Daniel Miller, 1892-
  • Hayes, H. Jaye.
  • Hekman, Edward John, 1914-
  • Hewitt, Charles Henry, 1900-
  • Hill, Merrick.
  • Hoffman, Clare Eugene, 1875-1967.
  • Hollinshead, Kenneth J.
  • Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
  • Huckle, Thomas O., 1881-
  • Innis, Ralph B.
  • Jayne, Ira Waite, 1882-
  • Jonkman, Bartel J. (Bartel John), 1884-1955.
  • Kelly, Harry F. (Harry Francis), 1895-1971.
  • Kilpatrick, Lester A.
  • Kimball, LeRoy Elwood, 1888-
  • Kingston, George B.
  • Knox, Frank, 1874-1944.
  • Kresge, Sebastian Spering, 1867-1966.
  • Kresge, Stanley Sebastian, 1900-
  • Landon, Alfred M. (Alfred Mossman), 1887-1987.
  • Lang, Samuel.
  • Lawrence, Gordon D., 1930-
  • Lawrence, Howard Cyrus, 1916-
  • Lawrence, Luther E., 1914-
  • Lawrence, Paul R.
  • Lawrence, Walter A., 1932-
  • Leffler, Emil, 1899-
  • Lillie, Guy.
  • Linderholm, C. Lincoln.
  • Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr., 1902-1985.
  • Lonergan, Augustine, 1874-1947.
  • McCartner, W. C.
  • McCrea, Archie Elbert, 1880-
  • McCurdy, Allan.
  • McKay, Frank D., 1883-
  • Mapes, Carl Edgar, 1874-1939.
  • Marin, Fredrik, 1898-
  • Mayberry, William A.
  • Moody, Blair, 1902-1954.
  • Moore, Andrew L., 1870-
  • Morgenthau, Henry, 1856-1946.
  • Moulton, Vern, 1880-
  • Newhall, R. Frank, 1874-
  • Nicholson, Walter G.
  • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
  • Norris, Louis William, 1906-
  • North, Walter Harper, 1871-1952.
  • Nowicki, Leo J., 1904-
  • Osborn, Chase S. (Chase Salmon), 1860-
  • Ott, Harvey N.
  • Owen, R. Dwight.
  • Pahl, Marvin F.
  • Pollock, James K. (James Kerr), 1898-1968.
  • Potter, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1916-1979.
  • Potter, William W., 1869-1940.
  • Pryor, Millard H., 1901-
  • Putnam, Mark Edson, 1886-
  • Reagan, Ronald.
  • Reed, Marshall Russell, 1891-
  • Reichert, Rudolph Edward, 1887-1965.
  • Ruthven, Alexander Grant, 1882-1971.
  • Seaton, John Lawrence, 1873-
  • Sebastian, James R.
  • Shackleton, James M., 1896-
  • Sharp, Alexander Jefferson.
  • Sharpe, Nelson, 1858-1935.
  • Sigler, Kim, 1894-
  • Sink, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1879-1972.
  • Sligh, Charles R., Jr. (Charles Robert), 1906-1997.
  • Slocum, William W., 1891-
  • Smith, Delos Grosvenor, 1893-
  • Stassen, Harold E. (Harold Edward), 1907-2001.
  • Stough, Irvin K.
  • Stowe, Ernest A., 1859-
  • Summerfield, Arthur Ellsworth, 1899-1972.
  • Taylor, Malcolm Cameron, 1900-
  • Thompson, George.
  • Thompson, Harold R.
  • Thomson, James Francis, 1892-
  • Toncray, Richard.
  • Toy, Harry Stanley, 1892-1955.
  • Trautman, Paul R.
  • Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951.
  • Vandenberg, Arthur Hendrick, 1907-1968.
  • Vander Werp, Don, 1885-
  • VanOstenburg, Neal.
  • Van Wagoner, Murray Delos, 1898-
  • Voorhies, Paul Warren, 1875-1952.
  • Wade, Raymond J., Bishop, 1875-
  • Waldo, Dwight Bryant, 1864-1939.
  • Walker, Louis Carlisle, 1875-1963.
  • Watts, Frank B.
  • Weber, Al H., 1870-
  • Westerman, Leland.
  • Whitehouse, William Whitcomb, 1891-
  • Wier, E. G.
  • Williams, Allan M. (Allan Mackenzie), 1892-1979.
  • Williams, G. Mennen, 1911-1988.
  • Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944.
  • Woodruff, Roy Orchard, 1876-1953.
  • Wright, James F.
  • Ziegler, Charles M., 1888-1959.
Contents List
Request materials for use in the Bentley Library
Container / Location Title
 
Correspondence [series]
Box   1  
1917-February 1936 (29 folders)
Box   2  
March 1936-December 1936 (28 folders)
Box   3  
January-February 1937

(regarding his election as vice president of the Michigan Trust Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Box   3  
January 1937-December 1939 (34 folders)
Box   4  
January 1940-September 1940 (26 folders)
Box   5  
October 1940-June 15, 1941 (17 folders)
Box   6  
June 16, 1941-May 1942 (27 folders)
Box   7  
June 1942-December 1943 (28 folders)
Box   8  
January 1944-June 1945 (35 folders)
Box   9  
July 1945-April 1947 (31 folders)
Box   10  
May 1947-July 1948 (30 folders)
Box   11  
August 1948-October 1949 (25 folders)
Box   12  
November 1949-December 1951 (30 folders)
Box   13  
January 1952-June 1953 (33 folders)
Box   14  
July 1953-August 1954 (30 folders)
Box   15  
September 1954-November 1955 (28 folders)
Box   16  
January 1956-August 1957 (28 folders)
Box   17  
October 1957-December 1959 (32 folders)
Box   18  
Undated, 1960-1966 (34 folders)
 
Speeches and speech materials [series]
Box   19  
1931-1956, undated (10 folders)
 
Financial [series]
Box   19  
Expense accounts 1940-1945
 
Bills, receipts, etc.
Box   19  
1934-1940
Box   19  
1951-1955
Box   19  
1956-1960
Box   19  
1961
 
Business Interests [series]
Box   19  
Binghamton Ice and Storage Company, New York financial materials 1935, 1937, undated
Box   19  
Lake Odessa Canning Company, Lake Odessa, Michigan financial papers 1939, 1941, 1945
 
Grand Rapids Varnish Company
Box   19  
1938-1940
Box   19  
1939-1952
Box   19  
1941-1945
Box   19  
1946-1950
Box   19  
1951
Box   19  
1952
Box   19  
1953
Box   19  
1954
Box   19  
1955
Box   19  
1955-1960
Box   19  
1961
Box   19  
Undated (2 folders)
 
Banking
Box   20  
1935-1955
Box   20  
Trust funds 1936
Box   20  
Michigan Trust Company 1939-1946
Box   20  
Michigan Bankers Association 1940-1950, undated
 
Charitable and Civic Interests [series]
Box   20  
Mailing lists 1941
Box   20  
Grand Rapids (miscellaneous) 1939-1961
Box   20  
Community Chest in Grand Rapids 1939-1942
Box   20  
Civilian Air Force Committee 1942
Box   20  
Fund raising during World War II 1942-1945
Box   20  
Committees and clubs circa 1942-1948, 1956
Box   20  
Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids 1944-1949
Box   20  
City planning in Grand Rapids 1948
 
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)
Box   20  
1939-1940
Box   20  
1941
Box   20  
1942
Box   20  
1947-1948
Box   20  
1950s-1960
Box   20  
Undated
 
Methodist Church
Box   20  
General circa 1936-1957
Box   20  
Membership lists 1942-1961
Box   20  
Methodist Ministers Pension Fund 1945-1949 (2 folders)
Oversize Volume   1  
Scrapbook re Methodist Ministers Pension Fund 1946
Box   20  
Financial materials 1957-1961
 
Political campaigns, etc.
Box   21  
1930s, 1940s
Box   21  
1930s, 1940s (political campaigns) 1930-1949
Box   21  
1935-1940s

(Republican Party)

Box   21  
1935-1947

(state and national government)

Box   21  
1939-1940s

(Senator A. H. Vandenberg)

Oversize Volume   2  
Scrapbook regarding Republican National Convention and the Vandenberg candidacy

(mainly clippings with a few pamphlets and photographs of Lawrence on the convention floor)

 
Ionia Free Fair
Box   21  
General 1935-1955
Box   21  
Pamphlets 1939-1941, 1945
Box   21  
Speech by Ronald Reagan, and sermon concerning a Catholic becoming President of the United States 1960-1961
Box   21  
Michigan College Foundation 1945-1949
 
Albion College
Box   21  
1939-1960, undated
Box   21  
1941-1960 (2 folders)

(Financial committee)

Box   21  
1935-1961

(Board of Trustees)

Box   21  
1935-1955 (3 folders)

(finances)

Box   21  
1938-1959, undated (3 folders)
Box   21  
1957-1958

(Goodrich Chapel)

Box   22  
1935-1954

(business manager)

Box   22  
1936-1945

(reports of the president)

Box   22  
1936, 1947, undated (reports of special committees of Albion College) 1936-1947, undated
Box   22  
1946-1957

(reports of the president)

Box   22  
1947-1961 (2 folders)

(reports)

Box   22  
Pamphlets 1940s, 1950s

(include financial information, issues of Triumphe, Albion's alumni magazine, and other promotional literature)

 
Clippings [series]
Box   23  
1928
Box   23  
1932-1935
Box   23  
1936
Box   23  
1937
Box   23  
1938
Box   23  
1939
Box   23  
1940
Box   23  
1941
Box   23  
1942
Box   23  
1943
Box   23  
1944
Box   23  
1945
Box   23  
1946
Box   23  
1947
Box   23  
1948
Box   23  
1949
Box   23  
1950
Box   23  
1951-1955
Box   23  
1956
Box   23  
1957
Box   23  
1958
Box   23  
1959
Box   23  
1960
Box   23  
1961
Box   23  
undated
 
Miscellaneous [series]
Box   24  
Albion College (3 folders)
Box   24  
Business affairs and the Ypsilanti Reed Furniture Company circa 1935-1949
Box   24  
Miscellanea circa 1935-1956
Box   24  
Business miscellanea 1946-1961
Box   24  
Investments miscellanea 1958-1961
Box   24  
Invitations, announcements, calling cards, etc. (3 folders)
Box   24  
Pamphlets
Box   24  
Miscellaneous (4 folders)
 
Photographs [series]
Box   24  
Grand Rapids Varnish Corporation
Box   24  
Campaigns
Box   24  
Portraits of Howard C. Lawrence
 
Notebooks [series]
Box   25  
Appointment books, address books, notebooks with political information 1916-1960
Additional Descriptive Data
Selective Index to Correspondence
Adams, Evyn
  • (Methodist missionary to Japan) 1951-1966
Anderson, Charles F.
  • (Grand Rapids Varnish Company) 1940's-1960
Andrews, Harold F.
  • 1940's-1960
Andrews, Roger, 1874-1943.
  • 1934-1936
Atwood, Orville E.
  • (Michigan Secretary of State) 1935
Baldwin, R, W.
  • (Albion College trustee) 1940's-1960
Barnes, M. H.
  • (Barnes-Carruthers Agency, Chicago) 1934-1950
Bass, Louis
  • (Bass-Luckoff, Detroit) 1936, 1938-1940
Battley, Joseph F., 1893-
  • (National Paint, Varnicshand Lacquer Association, Inc., Washington D.C.) 1944-1961
Bicknell, John W.
  • (People's American State Bank, Saginaw, Michigan) 1933-1938
Blodgett, John Wood, 1860-1951.
  • Businessman, Grand Rapids, Michigan) 1934-1951
Blood, W. J.
  • (Albion College trustee) 1940's-1960
Brake, D. Hale, 1891-
  • (Member Michigan Legislature) 1940's and 1950's
Bricker, John W. (John William), 1893-
  • (Governor of Ohio) Nov. 13, 1942
Bridges, Styles, 1898-
  • (United States Senator from New Hampshire) June 6, 1940, Nov. 21, 1942
Brown, Harry J.
  • (Grand Rapids Paint and Enamel Company) 1940's
Brown, Prentiss Marsh, 1889-
  • (United States Senator, Albion College trustee) 1936, 1940, 1942-1961
Brucker, Wilber Marion, 1894-
  • (Governor of Michigan) Mar. 29, 1934, July 13, 1935, July 23, 1935, July 25, 1935, July 28, 1935, Aug. 19, 1935 Sept. 10, 1935, Apr. 18, 1936, Oct. 1 1936, Oct. 2, 1936, Feb. 21, 1938, May 17, 1939 May 18, 1939, July 25, 1940, July 27, 1940, Mar. 15, 1960
Brundage, Ray O., 1881-
  • (Michigan Bankers Association) 1935, 1939, 1941-1945
Bryant, Everett
  • (Grand Rapids Varnish Company) 1940's-1961
Butler, Leslie Anderson, 1880-
  • (Michigan Republican State Central Committee) 1940
Chapman, Fred A., 1878-1938.
  • (Ypsilanti-Reed Furniture Company; warden Ionia Reformatory; Grand Rapids Varnish Company) Feb. 17, 1935, Feb. 19, 1935, May 2, 1936, May, 1936, May 20, 1936, Oct. 9, 1936, Oct. 31, 1936, Dec. 23, 1936
Closterhouse, Leon T.
  • (Central Bank, Grand Rapids, Michigan) 1930's-1940's
Cochran, Friend Morris, 1897-
  • (Albion College) 1935-1945
Cochrane, Donald F., 1881-
  • (Newspaper publisher, Hartford, Michigan) 1930's and 1940's
Coors, D. Stanley, 1889-
  • (Albion College trustee) 1930's-1950's
Crawford, Fred L., 1888-1957.
  • (Congressman from Michigan) Nov. 16, 1935, Jan, 20, 1935, Feb. 3, 1936, Feb. 7, 1936, Feb. 11, 1936, May 7, 1936 May 9, 1936, Nov, 17, 1936, Nov. 23, 1936, Feb. 4, 1937, Jan. 13, 1938, Aug, 21, 1938 May 29, 1942, July 8, 1942, June 30, 1943
Cudlip, William B., 1904-
  • (University of Michigan regent) 1945-1961
Davies, B. L.
  • (Michigan Seating Company, Jackson, Michigan) 1936-1961
Dean, Walter Clark, 1898-
  • (Albion College trustee) 1930's-1961
Degan, James E.
  • (Detroit.Michigan) 1935-1936
Deyo, Harry N., 1892-
  • (Assistant Attorney General of Michigan) 1935-1945
Dickinson, Luren Dadley, 1859-1943.
  • (Governor of Michigan) Mar. 15, 1937, Mar. 17, 1937, Mar. 18, 1939, Mar. 21, 1939, May 18, 1939, May 19, 1939, May 26, 1939, Mar. 20 1940, Apr. 4, 1940, Apr. 16, 1940, July 8, 1940, Aug. 5, 1940, Aug. 16, 1940, Sept. 11, 1940, Sept. 13, 1940, Oct. 3, 1940, Jan. 5, 1943
Dodge, Joseph M. (Joseph Morrell), 1890-
  • (Detroit Banker) 1941-1961
Dunckel, Miller Lewis, 1899-
  • (Three Rivers, Michigan; member, Michigan Legislature) 1938
Emery, John Garfield, 1881-
  • (American Home Security Bank, Grand Rapids, Michigan) 1930's
Fead, Louis H., 1877-1943.
  • (Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court) Jan. 13, 1937, Mar. 18, 1937, Apr. 19, 1937, Apr. 22, 1937
Ferguson, Homer, 1889-
  • (United States Senator from Michigan) May 15, 1942, May 20, 1942, Nov. 12, 1942, Feb. 15, 1944, Feb. 17, 1944, Feb. 19, 1944, Feb. 21, 1944, Feb. 24, 1944
Field, Howard A.
  • (Albion College trustee) 1930's-1961
Fink, George Rupert, 1886-
  • (Great Lakes Steel Corporation) 1936-ca. 1945
Fitzgerald, Frank Dwight, 1885-1939
  • (Governor of Michigan) 1933-1939
Fleenor, Wayne Harrison, 1902-
  • (Albion College) 1930's-1961
Flynn, Felix H. H., 1881-
  • (Cadillac, Michigan; member, Michigan Legislature Sept. 28, 1934, Sept. 29, 1934, Sept. 9, 1935
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-
  • (Congressman from Michigan) ca. 1950-1961
Frey, James G., 1896-
  • (Battle Creek, Michigan; member, Michigan Legislature Mar. 30, 1934, Apr. 6, 1934, Apr. 5, 1935, Mar. 5, 1937, Mar. 8, 1937, Mar. 22, 1937, Mar. 24, 1937, Mar. 25, 1937, Aug. 15, 1937, Aug. 31, 1937, July 28, 1938, Nov. 7, 1938
Fritsche, Carl B.
  • (Dearborn, Michigan) 1935-1936
Frost, Joseph D, 1888-
  • (Frost and Company, Detroit) 1936-1961
Gill, Etta Margaret Lawrence, 1919-
  • (Daughter of Howard C. Lawrence) 1930's-1961
Glass, Harry
  • (American Home Security Bank, Grand Rapids, Michigan) 1930's and 1940's
Goebel, Paul Gordon, 1901-
  • (Grand Rapids, Michigan businessman and mayor) Late 1950's-1961
Green, Fred Warren, 1872-1936.
  • (Governor of Michigan) June 21, 1921, July 13, 1921, Apr, 15, 1934, Feb.-May 1935, Sept. 1935-Nov. 1936
Green, Helen A. Kelly
  • (Wife of Fred W. Green) 1940-1941
Groesbeck, Alexander J., 1873-1953.
  • (Governor of Michigan) Mar. 26, 1934, Apr. 13, 1939, Apr, 23, 1939
Hager, Joseph A.
  • (Grand Rapids Varnish Corporation) 1940's-1961
Hamilton, John Daniel Miller, 1892-
  • (Chairman, Republican National Committee) Feb. 10, 1937, Feb. 19, 1917, Mar. 5, 1937, July 24, 1940, Aug. 13, 1940, Sept. 5, 1940
Hayes, H. Jaye
  • (Hayes Manufacturing Company, Detroit) Jan. 18, 1918, Mar. 19, 1918, Apr. 9, 1918, Apr. 26, 1918, May 15, 1918
Hekman, Edward John, 1914-
  • (Hekman Biscuit Company, Grand Rapids) 1940's
Hewitt, Charles Henry, 1900-
  • (Reconstruction Finance Corporation, Detroit)
Hill, Merrick.
  • Oct. 1935-1936, 1939-1941
Hoffman, Clare Eugene, 1875-1967.
  • (Congressman from Michigan) Dec. 15, 1936, Dec. 16, 1936, Mar. 2, 1937, Mar. 9, 1937, Mar. 16, 1937, June 25, 1941
Hollinshead, Kenneth J.
  • (Albion College) 1930's-1961
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
  • Nov. 17, 1934
Huckle, Thomas O., 1881-
  • (Newspaper publisher, Cadillac, Michigan) Oct. 4, 1934, Feb. 19, 1935, Jan. 5, 1936, Jan. 7, 1936, Jan. 23, 1936, Apr. 6, 1936 Apr. 15, 1936, Dec. 10, 1936, June 21, 1939
Innis, Ralph B.
  • (Kansas City businessman) 1930's-1961
Jayne, Ira Waite, 1882-
  • (Judge) May 25, 1942
Jonkman, Bartel J. (Bartel John), 1884-
  • (Congressman from Michigan) July 3, 1940, July 26, 1940, July 29, 1940, Sept. 11, 1940, Sept. 23, 1940, Nov. 12, 1940, June 26, 1942
Kelly, Harry F. (Harry Francis), 1895-
  • (Secretary of State and Governor of Michigan) Aug. 3, 1939, Nov. 29, 1939, Dec. 14, 1939, Apr. 13, 1942, June 8, 1942, June 19, 1942 Apr. 4, 1944, May 1, 1945
Kilpatrick, Lester A.
  • (Pastor, First Methodist Church, Grand Rapids) 1933-1957
Kimball, LeRoy Elwood, 1888-
  • (Albion College trustee) 1930's-1961
Kingston, George B
  • (Grand Rapids Varnish Company) 1940's-1960
Knox, Frank, 1874-1944.
  • (Secretary of the Navy) Apr.-May 1935, Aug.-Nov. 1935, Jan. 11.1936, Jan. 14, 1936, July 22, 1936, Jan. 6, 1940, Jan. 8, 1940, Jan. 11, 1940, Dec. 28, 1942, Jan. 5, 1943, May 22, 1942, June 28, 1942
Kresge, Sebastian Spering, 1867-1966.
  • May 22, 1942, June 28, 1942
Kresge, Stanley Sebastian, 1900-
  • (Albion College trustee) 1930's-1961
Landon, Alfred M. (Alfred Mossman), 1887-
  • (Republican Presidential, Nominee) Aug. 7, 1936, Aug. 14, 1936, Oct. 30, 1936, Oct. 31, 1936
Lang, Samuel.
  • (Albion College trustee) 1950's-1961
Lawrence, Gordon D., 1930-
  • (Son of Howard C. Lawrence) ca. 1940-1961
Lawrence, Howard Cyrus, 1916-
  • (Son of Howard C. Lawrence) 1933-1961
Lawrence, Luther E., 1914-
  • (Son of Howard C. Lawrence) 1930's-1961
Lawrence, Paul R., 1922-
  • (Son of Howard C. Lawrence) 1930's-1961
Lawrence, Walter A., 1932-
  • (Son of Howard C. Lawrence) 1945-1961
Leffler, Emil, 1899-
  • (Albion College) 1930's-1961
Lillie, Guy.
  • (Michigan Trust Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan) 1930-1944
Linderholm, C. Lincoln.
  • (Central Bank, Grand Rapids, Michigan) 1930's-1960
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1902-
  • (United States delegate to the United Nations) Oct. 31, 1957, Sept. 30, 1958
Lonergan, Augustine, 1874-1947.
  • (Senator from Connecticut) Dec. 3, 1936, Dec. 9, 1936
McCartner, W. C.
  • (Lake Odessa Savings Bank) 1930's-1950
McCrea, Archie Elbert, 1880-
  • (Newspaper publisher, Muskegon, Michigan) 1930's-1961
McCurdy, Allan.
  • (Grand Rapids National Bank) 1930's
McKay, Frank D.
  • (Grand Rapids, Michigan; State Treasurer) Nov. 2, 1935, Mar. 24, 1936, Apr. 29, 1936, Nov. 4, 1936, Nov. 16, 1936 June 3, 1937, June 7, 1937, June 17, 1937, June 19, 1937, June 23, 1937, June 28, 1937, July 1, 1937 July 12, 1938, Dec. 23, 1938, Nov. 16, 1939, Nov 20, 1939, Dec. 25, 1939, Jan.-Sept., 1940, Dec. 25, 1940, May-June 1941, July 16, 1942, Feb. 1944, Apr. 1944, May 17, 1944, Nov. 6, 1951
Mapes, Carl Edgar, 1874-1939.
  • (Congressman from Michigan) May 26, 1939, May 27, 1939, May 31, 1939, Oct. 23, 1939, Oct. 25, 1939
Marin, Fredrik, 1898-
  • (Bank of Lansing) 1930's-1961
Mayberry, William A.
  • (Albion College trustee) 1950's-1961
Moody, Blair, 1902-1954.
  • (United States Senator) Jan. 19, 1942, May 15, 1951
Moore, Andrew L., 1870-
  • (Pontiac, Michigan; member, Michigan Legislature) Apr. 4, 1934, Apr. 9, 1934, Apr. 13, 1934, Apr. 16, 1934
Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-
  • (United States Secretary of the Treasury) Jan. 4, 1942
Moulton, Vern, 1880-
  • (Albion College trustee) 1930's-1961
Newhall, R. Frank, 1874-
  • (First National Bank Chicago) Feb. 17, 1919, Mar. 24, 1919, Mar. 27, 1919, Apr. 1919
Nicholson, Walter G.
  • (Detroit, Michigan) Nov. 22, 1918, Dec. 2, 1918, Dec. 14, 1918
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-
  • (Vice President of the United States) Nov. 11, 1960
Norris, Louis William, 1906-
  • (MacMurray College) 1959-1961
North, Walter Harper, 1871-1952.
  • (Michigan Supreme Court) Mar. 18, 1937, Apr. 19, 1937, Apr. 23, 1937
Nowicki, Leo J., 1904-
  • (Lieutenant Governor of Michigan) Oct. 10, 1936
Osborn, Chase S. (Chase Salmon), 1860-1949.
  • (Governor of Michigan) July 7, 1934, July 11, 1934, Sept. 1934-Jan. 1935, Mar. 1935-May 1935, Aug. 1935, Oct. 1935-Dec. 1935, Feb. 1936-Aug. 1936, Dec. 7, 1936, Dec. 16, 1936, Aug. 8, 19303, Aug. 12, 1938, Aug. 17, 1938, May 1939, Aug.-Nov. 1939, Jan. 12, 1940
Ott, Harvey N.
  • (Albion College trustee) 1930's-1961
Owen, R. Dwight.
  • (Grand Rapids, Michigan businessman) 1930's-1960
Pahl, Marvin F.
  • (Albion College) 1936-1961
Pollock, James Kerr, 1898-
  • (University of Michigan) Mar. 31, 1952, Apr. 2, 1952, May 6, 1952
Potter, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1916-
  • (United States Senator) 1952-1958
Potter, William W., 1869-1940.
  • (Michigan Supreme Court) Mar. 29, 1934, May 21, 1934, May 22, 1934, Oct. 1, 1934, Oct. 4, 1934, June 6, 1936, June 22, 1936, July 2, 1936, Aug. 13, 1936, Aug. 27, 1936, Oct. 29, 1936, Oct. 30, 1936, Nov. 5, 1936, Nov. 17, 1936, May 24, 1939
Pryor, Millard H., 1901-
  • (Albion College trustee) 1940's-1961
Putnam, Mark Edson, 1886-
  • (Dow Chemical Company Midland, Michigan) 1930's-1960
Reed, Marshall Russell, 1891-
  • (Albion College trustee) 1930's-1961
Reichert, Rudolph Edward, 1887-1965.
  • (Michigan State Banking Commissioner) Sept. 1935, Oct. 30, 1935, Nov. 19, 1935, Dec. 2, 1935, Jan. 11, 1936, Jan. 13, 1936, Mar. 3, 1936, Mar. 4, 1936, Mar. 18, 1936, Mar. 21, 1936, Apr. 11, 1936, Aug. 20, 1936 Nov. 17, 1936, Nov. 27, 1936, Dec. 31, 1936, Feb.-Mar. 1937, July 20, 1939 and occasionally to 1961
Ruthven, Alexander Grant, 1882-
  • (University of Michigan) Oct. 17, 1941, Oct. 22, 1941, Nov. 12, 1941, Jan. 26, 1943, Jan. 30, 1943, Mar. 23, 1943
Seaton, John Lawrence, 1873-
  • (Albion College) 1935-1961
Sebastian, James R.
  • (Albion College trustee) 1930's-1961
Shackleton, James M., 1896-
  • (Saginaw State Bank) 1930's
Sharp, Alexander Jefferson.
  • (Albion College) 1950's
Sharpe, Nelson, 1858-1935.
  • (Michigan Supreme Court) July 11, 1934, Oct. 21, 1935
Sigler, Kim, 1894-1953.
  • (Governor of Michigan) May 15, 1941, May 16, 1941, May 17, 1941
Sink, Charles Albert, 1879-
  • (University of Michigan) Nov. 12, 1924, Nov. 24, 1924, Mar. 3, 1934, Nov. 23, 1936, Dec. 31, 1936, June 24, 1941
Sligh, Charles Robert, 1906-
  • (Grand Rapids, Michigan businessman) 1950-1961
Slocum, William W., 1891-
  • (Albion College trustee) 1940's-1961
Smith, Delos Grosvenor, 1893-.
  • 1940
Stassen, Harold Edward, 1907-
  • (Governor of Minnesota) 1940
Stough, Irvin K.
  • (American Home Security Bank, Grand Rapids, Michigan) 1936
Stowe, Ernest A., 1859-
  • 1936
Summerfield, Arthur Ellsworth, 1899-
  • (Postmaster General of the United States) May 19, 1945
Taylor, Malcolm Cameron, 1900-
  • (Ann Arbor Savings and Commercial Bank) 1930's and 1940's
Thompson, George.
  • (Michigan Trust Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan) 1930's-1945
Thompson, Harold R.
  • (Albion College trustee) 1940's-1961
Thomson, James Francis, 1892-
  • (Michigan Republican State Central Committee) 1937-1940
Toncray, Richard.
  • (Albion College trustee) 1930's-1961
Toy, Harry Stanley, 1892-
  • (Michigan Supreme Court) Apr. 5, 1934, Apr. 20, 1934, Apr. 21, 1934, July 13, 1935, July 15, 1935, July 16, 1935 July 22, 1935, Feb. 27, 1939
Trautman, Paul R.
  • (Albion College) 1945-1961
Vandenberg., Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951.
  • (United States Senator) 1933-1936, Jan. 5, 1938, 1939-1940, 1942-1945
Vander Werp, Don, 1885-
  • (Member, Michigan Legislature) Mar. 29, 1934, Apr. 2, 1934
VanOstenberg, Neal.
  • (American Home Security Bank, Grand Rapids, Michigan) 1930's
Van Wagoner, Murray Delos, 1898-
  • (Governor of Michigan) Apr. 6, 1936, Apr. 10, 1936, June 11, 1936, June 16, 1936, July 20, 1936, July 30, 1937 July 31, 1940, Oct. 7, 1940, Nov. 14, 1940, June 4, 1941
Voorhies, Paul Warren, 1875-1952.
  • (Michigan Commissioner of Public Utilities) 1933-1952
Wade, Raymond J., 1875-
  • (Detroit, Michigan) 1940's-1961
Waldo, Dwight Bryant, 1864-1939.
  • (Western State Teachers College, Kalamazoo) Apr. 1, 1935, Apr. 3, 1935, Apr. 4, 1935, Apr. 5, 1935Walker, Louis Carlisle, 1875-1963. (Muskegon, Michigan businessman) 1930's and 1940's
Watts, Frank B.
  • (Watts and Whelan Company, Detroit) 1935, Feb. 5, 1936, Feb. 12, 1936, Sept. 17, 1937, Sept. 20, 1937, Mar. 16, 1940, Mar. 29, 1940, May 13, 1940, Aug. 2, 1940, Dec. 14, 1940
Weber, Al H. 1870-
  • (Newspaper publisher, Cheboygan, Michigan) Apr. 15, 1935, Apr. 18, 1935
Westerman, Leland.
  • (Grand Rapids, Michigan) 1941-1960
Whitehouse, William Whitcomb, 1891-
  • (Albion College) 1945-1961
Wier, E. G.
  • (Grand Rapids Furniture Makers Guild) 1940's and 1950's
Williams, Allan W. (Allan Mackenzie), 1892-1979.
  • (County Engineer, Ionia County, Michigan) 1930's-1961
Williams, Gerhard Mennen, 1911-
  • (Governor of Michigan) Jan. 26, 1953
Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944.
  • (Republican Presidential Nominee) June 19, 1940, June 20, 1940, June 23, 1940, June 27, 1940, Aug. 10, 1940, Aug. 19, 1940, Oct. 5, 1940, Oct. 11, 1940, Oct. 18, 1940, Oct. 26, 1940, Nov. 9, 1940, Jan. 1, 1941, Jan. 7, 1941, Jan. 10, 1941
Woodruff, Roy Orchard, 1876-1953.
  • (Congressman from Michigan) Nov. 13, 1935, Feb. 26, 1937
Wright, James F.
  • (Pastor, First Methodist Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan) 1956-1961
Ziegler, Charles M., 1888-1959.
  • (Michigan State Highway Commissioner) Mar. 18, 1937, Mar. 30, 1937