William G. Milliken
|William G. Milliken|
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|Governor of Michigan|
|January 22, 1969 - January 1, 1983|
|Predecessor||George Romney (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 7, 1978|
|Lieutenant Governor of Michigan|
|Michigan State Senate|
|Bachelor's||Yale University (1946)|
|Service/branch||US Army Air Corps|
|Date of birth||March 26, 1922|
|Place of birth||Traverse City, Michigan|
Before Governor Kim Sigler appointed Milliken to the Michigan Waterways Commission in 1947, Milliken was the president of J.W. Milliken, Inc., a department store started by Miliken's grandfather and run by his father.
Milliken received a bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1946.
Governor of Michigan (1969-1982)
Milliken became Governor of Michigan on January 22, 1969 after former Governor George Romney left office to accept a cabinet post in the Nixon Administration. He won a full term in 1970 and was re-elected in 1974 and 1978.
Lieutenant Governor of Michigan (1965-1969)
Michigan State Senate (1961-1965)
Milliken was elected to the Michigan State Senate in 1960, where he became the Senate majority floor leader.
State of Michigan
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | Auditor General | Superintendent of Public Instruction | Commissioner of Insurance | Director of Agriculture and Rural Development | Director of Natural Resources | Director of Labor and Economic Growth | Chairman of Public Service Commission |
George Romney (R)
|Governor of Michigan
1969 - 1983
| Succeeded by|
James J. Blanchard (D)