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John Engler

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John Engler
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Governor of Michigan
In office
January 1, 1991 - January 1, 2003
PredecessorJames Blanchard (D)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 3, 1998
First electedNovember 6, 1990
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMichigan State University (1971)
J.D.Thomas M. Cooley Law School (1981)
Date of birthOctober 12, 1948
Place of birthMount Pleasant, Michigan
ReligionRoman Catholic
John Mathias Engler (b. October 12, 1948, in Mount Pleasant, Michigan) was the 46th Governor of Michigan. A Republican, he served three terms from January 1, 1991, to January 1, 2003.


Engler was born in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and raised on a cattle farm in nearby Beal City.


Political offices
Preceded by
James Blanchard (D)
Governor of Michigan
1991 - 2003
Succeeded by
Jennifer Granholm (D)