Fred R. Ming

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Frederick R. Ming
49th Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives
In office
January 2, 1929 – December 31, 1932
Preceded by Lynn C. Gardner
Succeeded by Martin R. Bradley
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the Cheboygan district
In office
January 1, 1925 – December 31, 1932
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by Ernest E. Faircloth
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the Cheboygan County district
In office
January 1, 1923 – December 31, 1924
Preceded by Frank B. Aldrich
Succeeded by County constituency abolished
In office
January 1, 1905 – December 31, 1906
Preceded by George D. Richards
Succeeded by Herbert F. Baker
Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 29th district
In office
January 1, 1907 – December 31, 1910
Preceded by William L. Curtis
Succeeded by Frank D. Scott
Cheboygan County Sheriff
In office
1901–1902
Personal details
Born (1865-10-13)October 13, 1865
Rochester, New York
Died February 22, 1943(1943-02-22) (aged 77)
Resting place Pine Hill Cemetery, Cheboygan, Michigan
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Adeline (1888-1902)
Sadie
Residence Cheboygan, Michigan

Frederick R. Ming was a Republican politician from Michigan who served in both houses of the Michigan Legislature, including as Speaker of the House during the 55th and 56th Legislatures. Ming was also a candidate in the primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan in 1934, losing to Thomas Read who was eventually elected with Governor Frank Fitzgerald.[1]

Ming's parents, Henry and Mary, were born in Germany and came to the United States in 1859, settling in Oswego, New York. Ming became an orphan at the age of 13, after his father's death in 1877, and worked as a farm hand an in a cheese factory in New York. He moved to Cheboygan in July 1880 where he worked in a sawmill, and later became a teacher. Ming also attended the Ontario Veterinary College and followed his late father into that profession.[2]

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