1928 : Former Governor Woodbridge Ferris Dies

March 23, 2018 all-day

Governor Woodbridge Ferris passed away on March 23, 1928. Ferris, who founded the Ferris Industrial School, now known as Ferris State University, served as Governor from 1913 to 1916. In 1922, Ferris was elected to the U.S. Senate where he served until his death. This short film shows rare footage from Ferris’s funeral in Big Rapids. The services were attended by many political leaders including Governor Fred Green, as well as hundreds of Industrial School students.

Spotted on the Michigan State Capital Facebook Page

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