Happy 90th Birthday to William G. Milliken

by Shaun Manning on March 26, 2012

William G. Milliken, Michigan’s 44th and longest-serving governor, celebrates his 90th birthday on March 26. A moderate Republican rising through the ranks from State Senator to Lieutenant Governor under George Romney, Milliken took over the state’s top office in 1969 when Romney accepted a position in then-President Richard Nixon’s cabinet. Milliken was then elected to three successive four-year terms as Governor, for a total of 14 years in office. His life and time in office are chronicled in the 2006 University of Michigan Press biography William G. Milliken: Michigan’s Passionate Moderate by Dave Dempsey. The biography was chosen as a Michigan Notable Book in 2007.

The Press would like to with Gov. Milliken a very happy birthday. Dome Magazine has additional tributes.

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