Eugene C. Keyes

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Eugene C. Keyes (August 23, 1900 - 1963) was a Lieutenant Governor in the US state of Michigan from 1943–45 and again from 1947-49.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

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.[1] In 1932, he founded the Keyes Diagnostic Clinic in Dearborn.[2] In 1935, Keyes earned a law degree from the Detroit College of Law.[1]

Political career[edit]

Before serving as Lieutenant Governor, Keyes was a County Supervisor and City Councilman in his home city. He was affiliated with the Republican Party.[1] 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.[3]

In 1965, two years after Keyes death, the clinic he founded was demolished to make way for parking lots.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Former Lieutenant Governors". State of Michigan. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ a b "Table of Contents". The Dearborn Historian 26 (3): 57. Summer 1986. 
  3. ^ "Former Governors' Bios". National Governors Association. Retrieved 2013-03-25.