1853 : Governor Robert McClelland Resigns to Become U.S. Secretary of the Interior

March 4, 2023 all-day

On March 4, 1853, former Gov. Robert McClelland was appointed U.S. Secretary of Interior by President Franklin Pierce, making him the third Michigan governor in 12 years to resign early in order to go to Washington.

Source: Stewards of the State The Governors of Michigan. George Weeks ; edited by Robert D. Kirk ; contributing authors: Paula L. Blanchard, Don Weeks. [Detroit, Mich.] : The Detroit News ; Ann Arbor, Mich. : Historical Society of Michigan, 1987. Basement Center Oversize Collection JK5851 .W443 1987

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