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Michigan

(Encyclopedia) Michigan msh´gn, upper midwestern state of the United States. It consists of two peninsulas thrusting into the Great Lakes and has borders with Ohio and Indiana (S), Wisconsin (W),…

Michigan City

(Encyclopedia) Michigan City, city (1990 pop. 33,822), La Porte co., NW Ind., on Lake Michigan; inc. 1836. Michigan City produces machinery, consumer articles, kitchen and transportation equipment,…

Michigan State University

(Encyclopedia) Michigan State University, at East Lansing; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1855. It opened in 1857 as Michigan Agricultural College, the first state…

Bollinger, Lee C.

(Encyclopedia) Bollinger, Lee C., 1947–, American educator, b. Santa Rosa, Calif., grad. Univ. of Oregon (B.A.), Columbia (M.A.; LL.B.). He joined the faculty of the Univ. of Michigan Law School in…

Michigan, University of

(Encyclopedia) Michigan, University of, main campus at Ann Arbor; state supported; coeducational; chartered 1817 at Detroit as the Catholepistemiad, or Univ., of Michigania, rechartered 1821 (as Univ…

Michigan, Lake

(Encyclopedia) Michigan, Lake, 22,178 sq mi (57,441 sq km), 307 mi (494 km) long and 30 to 120 mi (48–193 km) wide, bordered by Mich., Ind., Ill., and Wis.; third largest of the Great Lakes and the…

Ferris, Woodbridge Nathan

(Encyclopedia) Ferris, Woodbridge Nathan, 1853–1928, American educator and public official, b. Tioga co., N.Y. After study (1873–74) at the Univ. of Michigan, he taught in country schools, and became…

Alger, Russell Alexander

(Encyclopedia) Alger, Russell Alexander, 1836–1907, U.S. secretary of war (1897–99), b. near Medina, Ohio. After moving to Michigan he engaged in the lumber business, in which he made a fortune.…

Eastern Michigan University

(Encyclopedia) Eastern Michigan University, mainly at Ypsilanti, Mich.; coeducational; founded 1849 as a normal school, became Eastern Michigan College in 1956, gained university status in 1959. In…

Michigan

Capital: Lansing State abbreviation/Postal code: Mich./MI Governor: Rick Snyder, R (to Jan. 2019) Lieut. Governor: Brian Calley, R (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Gary Peters, D to Jan. 2021); Debbie A…