Charles W. Whipple

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The Honorable
Charles W. Whipple
2nd Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives
In office
January 2, 1837 – December 30, 1837
Preceded by Ezra Convis
Succeeded by Kinsley S. Bingham
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the Wayne County district
In office
1833–1838
Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court
In office
1848–1852
Preceded by Epaphroditus Ransom
Succeeded by Warner Wing
Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court
In office
1839–1855
Personal details
Born 1805
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Margaret
Children Two
Alma mater West Point
Occupation Attorney

Charles W. Whipple was an attorney, politician, and statesman who served as Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives and as Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. He was the secretary of the Michigan constitutional convention of 1835 and a delegate to the convention of 1850.[1] Further, Whipple served as secretary of the second session of the Sixth Legislative Council.[2]

Whipple's father, Major John Whipple, was an officer during the War of 1812 and served under Mad Anthony Wayne.[3]

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