Eugene C. Keyes
Early life and education
Born in Dearborn, Michigan, Keyes studied as a doctor and lawyer, receiving several degrees. In 1921, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons awarded him a Doctor of Dental Surgery, followed by a Doctor of Medicine degree from Wayne State University in 1930. In 1932, he founded the Keyes Diagnostic Clinic in Dearborn. In 1935, Keyes earned a law degree from the Detroit College of Law.
Before serving as Lieutenant Governor, Keyes was a County Supervisor and City Councilman in his home city. He was affiliated with the Republican Party. Keyes served as Lieutenant Governor under two governors, Harry Kelly from 1943–45 and Kim Sigler from 1947–49, both of whom were also Republicans.