Zolton Ferency

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Zolton Ferency (1922–1993) was an American lawyer, political activist and professor of criminal justice.[1]

He was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Michigan 1966, defeated by George W. Romney. He also served as first President of the Human Rights Party. He was a Professor of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University.

Ferency was elected to the Ingham County Commission in 1980, and to the East Lansing City Council in 1991.[2]

Zolton Ferency house in the Michigan State University Student Housing Cooperative, and the Zolton Ferency Endowed Scholarship at MSU commemorate Ferency.


  1. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1993/03/26/obituaries/zolton-ferency-dies-political-champion-of-liberals-was-70.html
  2. ^ http://criminaljustice.msu.edu/current/ZoltonFerencyScholarship.php