1800 : Lucius Lyon Born, First Elected Michigan Senator

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February 26, 2021 all-day
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On February 26, 1800, Lucius Lyon was born in Vermont. Lyon was the first elected U.S. senator to represent Michigan, but he had to be a non-voting member at first until Michigan became a state in 1837.

Lyon had submitted a petition for statehood in 1833, but a border dispute with Ohio over Toledo delayed the process.

Municipalities like South Lyon, Lyon Township in both Oakland County and Roscommon County and Lyons Township are all named after him.

Sources:

Michigan Every Day

Lucius Lyon wikipedia entry