1952 : Soapy Williams Appears on Cover of Time

September 15, 2023 all-day

TIME Magazine Cover: G. Mennen Williams -- Sep. 15, 1952

Michigan Governor G. Mennon “Soapy” Williams appears on the cover of Time magazine, September 15, 1952.

Beginning of article : As the farmers and townsmen of Ottawa County streamed out of the fairgrounds at Marne, Mich, one day last fortnight, they came upon a handsome, square-shouldered man wearing a big, green, polka dot bow tie and a wide, bright, boyish grin. He stood astride the main exit, reaching out to shake hands with all who would come within his grasp. The smile and the green bow tie identified him as Gerhard Mennen Williams, governer of Michigan. “Look,” murmured one woman to another as they pressed by, “he’s getting grey hair already.”…   Article Title : “Michigan : Prodigy’s Progress”

Source : Michigan History, September/October 2020.

G. Mennen Williams wikipedia entry