1897 : Michigan Supreme Court Rules Against Multiple Office Holding

March 19, 2023 all-day

On March 19, 1897, the state supreme court ruled that Hazen Pingree could not serve both as mayor of Detroit and governor of Michigan. Subsequently, Pingree resigned as mayor so he could serve in Lansing. In 1999, a book called “The American Mayor” named him one of the 10 greatest mayors in U.S. history.

Source : Detroit Historical Society.

Leave a Reply