1925 in Michigan
|1925 in Michigan|
|History of Michigan|
Events from the year 1925 in Michigan.
- 1 Office holders
- 2 Population
- 3 Sports
- 4 Chronology of events
- 5 Births
- 6 Deaths
- 7 See also
- 8 References
State office holders
- Governor of Michigan: Alex J. Groesbeck (Republican)
- Lieutenant Governor of Michigan: George W. Welsh (Republican)
- Michigan Attorney General: Andrew B. Dougherty
- Michigan Secretary of State: Charles J. DeLand (Republican)
- Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives: Fred B. Wells
- Majority Leader of the Michigan Senate:
- Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court:
Mayors of major cities
- Mayor of Detroit: John W. Smith
- Mayor of Grand Rapids: Elvin Swarthout
- Mayor of Flint: Judson L. Transue
- Mayor of Lansing: Alfred H. Doughty
Federal office holders
- U.S. Senator from Michigan: James J. Couzens (Republican)
- U.S. Senator from Michigan: Woodbridge Nathan Ferris (Democrat)
- House District 1: John B. Sosnowski (Republican)
- House District 2: Earl C. Michener (Republican)
- House District 3: Arthur B. Williams (Republican)
- House District 4: John C. Ketcham (Republican)
- House District 5: Carl E. Mapes (Republican)
- House District 6: Grant M. Hudson (Republican)
- House District 7: Louis C. Cramton (Republican)
- House District 8: Bird J. Vincent (Republican)
- House District 9: James C. McLaughlin (Republican)
- House District 10: Roy O. Woodruff (Republican)
- House District 11: Frank D. Scott (Republican)
- House District 12: W. Frank James (Republican)
- House District 13: Clarence J. McLeod (Republican)
In the 1920 United States Census, Michigan was recorded as having a population of 3,668,412, ranking as the seventh most populous state in the country. By 1930, Michigan's population had increased by 32.0% to 4,842,325.
The following is a list of cities in Michigan with a population of at least 15,000 based on 1920 U.S. Census data. Historic census data from 1910 and 1930 is included to reflect trends in population increases or decreases.
|City||County||1910 Pop.||1920 Pop.||1930 Pop.||Change 1920-30|
|14||Port Huron||St. Clair||18,863||25,944||31,361||20.9%|
Boom cities of the 1920s
The 1920s saw an explosion of growth in the population of small cities near Detroit, with some communities growing more than three fold. Dearborn was the most extreme case, growing 20-fold from 2,470 to 50,358 persons.
|City||County||1910 Pop.||1920 Pop.||1930 Pop.||Change 1920-30|
The following is a list of counties in Michigan with populations of at least 40,000 based on 1920 U.S. Census data. Historic census data from 1910 and 1930 are included to reflect trends in population increases or decreases.
|County||Largest city||1910 Pop.||1920 Pop.||1930 Pop.||Change 1920-30|
|14||St. Clair||Port Huron||52,341||58,009||67,563||16.5%|
- 1925 Detroit Tigers season – Under player-manager Ty Cobb, the Tigers compiled a 81–73 record and finished fourth in the American League. Harry Heilmann won the American League batting title and also led the league with 134 RBIs. Three Tigers finished among the top five in the league in batting average: Heilmann (1st at .393), Cobb (4th at .378), Al Wingo (5th at .370). Hooks Dauss was the Tigers' leading pitcher with a 3.14 earned run average and a 16-11 win-loss record.
- 1925 Michigan Wolverines baseball season - Under head coach Ray Fisher, the Wolverines compiled a 17–8 record. George Dillman was the team captain.
- 1925 Detroit Panthers season – Under player-coach Jimmy Conzelman, the Panthers compiled an 8–2–2 record and finished in third place in the National Football League. The team's leading scorers were Dinger Doane (30 points) and Gus Sonnenberg (27 points).
- 1925 Michigan Wolverines football team – Under head coach Fielding H. Yost, the Wolverines compiled a 7–1 record, outscored opponents by a combined score of 227 to 3, won the Big Ten Conference championship, and was ranked second in country in the Dickinson System rankings. Quarterback Benny Friedman and left end Bennie Oosterbaan, sometimes referred to as "The Benny-to-Bennie Show," were both consensus All-Americans and became known as one of the greatest passing combinations in college football history.
- 1925 Michigan State Spartans football team – Under head coach Ralph H. Young, the Spartans compiled a 3–5 record.
- 1925 Michigan State Normal Normalites football team - Under head coach Elton Rynearson, the Normalites compiled a perfect 8–0 record, shut out seven of eight opponents, won the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 106 to 6.
- 1925 Detroit Titans football team – The Titans finished with a 5–4 record in their first year under head coach and College Football Hall of Fame inductee, Gus Dorais.
- 1925 Central Michigan Dragons football team - Under head coach Lester Barnard, the Central Michigan football team compiled a 4–1–3 record, shut out six of eight opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 93 to 20.
- 1925 Western State Hilltoppers football team - Under head coach Earl Martineau, the Hilltoppers compiled a 6–2–1 record and outscored their opponents, 125 to 47.
- Michigan high school football championship –
- 1924–25 Western Michigan men's basketball team – Under head coach Buck Read, Western Michigan compiled a 17-4 record.
- 1924–25 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team – Under head coach E. J. Mather, the Wolverines compiled a record of 10–7. George Haggarty was the team captain and leading scorer.
- 1924–25 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball - Under head coach John Kobs, the Spartans compiled a 6-13 record.
- 1924–25 Detroit Titans men's basketball team – Under head coach John Barrett, the University of Detroit basketball team compiled a 6-6 record.
- 1924–25 Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey team – Under coach Joseph Barss, the Wolverines compiled a 4-1-1 record.
- 1924–25 Michigan State Spartans men's ice hockey team – The Spartans compiled a 0–1 record under head coach John Kobs.
- 1924–25 Michigan College of Mines men's ice hockey team – The Michigan College of Mines (later renamed Michigan Technological University) team compiled a 2–4 record under head coach Leon Harvey.
- Port Huron to Mackinac Boat Race – In the inaugural running of the event, the Berndida of Detroit's Bayview Yacht Club, captained by Russell Pouliot, was the winner.
- Michigan Open - Davey Robertson, the instructor at Henry Ford's course in Dearborn, won the Michigan Open on July 21 in Saginaw.
Chronology of events
- January 30 - Bump Elliott, American football player, coach, and athletic director, in Detroit
- February 24 - Lynn Chandnois, American football halfback, NFL Player of the Year for 1952, in Fayette, Michigan
- March 14 - William Clay Ford Sr., last surviving grandson of Henry Ford and owner of Detroit Lions, in Detroit
- March 26 - Vesta M. Roy, Governor of New Hampshire from 1982 to 1983, in Dearborn
- April 14 - Roger Brown, social psychologist, in Detroit
- May 28 - Lucien N. Nedzi, U.S. Congressman from 1965 to 1981, in Hamtramck, Michigan
- May 28 - Martha Vickers, model and actress, in Ann Arbor
- June 27 - Wayne Terwilliger, Major League Baseball infielder from 1949 to 1960, in Clare, Michigan
- July 6 - Bill Haley, musician credited with popularizing rock and roll, in Highland Park, Michigan
- July 29 - Ted Lindsay, ice hockey player for Detroit Red Wings from 1944 to 1965, in Renfrew, Ontario
- July 31 - John Swainson, Governor of Michigan from 1961 to 1963, in Windsor, Ontario
- October 11 - Elmore Leonard, American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter, in New Orleans
- October 31 - Charles Moore, architect and recipient of the AIA Gold Medal in 1991, in Benton Harbor, Michigan
- December 2 - Julie Harris, actress and 10-time Tony Award nominee and five-time winner, also won three Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award, and was nominated for an Academy Award, in Grosse Pointe
- December 5 - Donald J. Albosta, U.S. Congressman from 1979 to 1985, in Saginaw
- December 21 - Bob Rush, Major League Baseball pitcher from 1948 to 1960, in Battle Creek
- December 29 - Roman Gribbs, Mayor of Detroit from 1970 to 1974, in Detroit
Gallery of 1925 births
- February 18 - Marion LeRoy Burton, President of the University of Michigan from 1920 to 1925, in Ann Arbor at age 50
- March 30 - William J. McConnell, Michigan native who became U.S. Senator from Idaho (1890-1891) and Governor of Idaho (1893-1897), at age 85 in Moscow, Idaho
- September 11 - Patrick H. Kelly, Lieutenant Governor (1907-1911) and U.S. Congressman (1913-1925), at age 57 in Washington, D.C.
- November 13 - George A. Loud, U.S. Congressman (1903-1917), at age 73 in Myrtle Point, Oregon
Gallery of 1925 deaths
- Fourteenth Census of the United States Volume I Population 1920. United States Department of Commerce Bureauof the Census. 1921. pp. 232–236.
- Fourteenth Census of the United States Volume I Population 1920. United States Department of Commerce Bureauof the Census. 1921. pp. 458–468.
- "1925 Detroit Tigers Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
- "1925 AL Batting Leaders". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
- "2012 University of Michigan Baseball Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan. 2012. pp. 22, 66. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
- 2012 U-M Baseball Record Book, p. 13.
- "1925 Detroit Panthers Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
- "1925 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
- "2015 Eastern Michigan Football Digital Media Guide" (PDF). Eastern Michigan University Football. pp. 161, 170. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
- "1925 Detroit Mercy Titans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
- "Central Michigan 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Central Michigan University. 2015. pp. 100, 108. Retrieved July 24, 2016.
- "Football Records: Annual Results". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
- "Football Records: Year-By-Year Results - 1920 - 29". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
- "Western Michigan Broncos School History". SR/CBB. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
- "Michigan School History". SR/CBB. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
- "University of Michigan Basketball Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan. p. 24.
- "Michigan State Spartans School History". SR/CBB. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
- "Detroit Mercy Titans School History". SR/CBB. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
- "Michigan Team History". College Hockey News. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
- "Michigan State Team History". College Hockey News. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
- "Michigan Tech Team History". College Hockey News. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
- "Berneida Wins Mackinac Race". Port Huron Times Herald. July 28, 1925. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Michigan Open Title Annexed By Robertson". Detroit Free Press. July 22, 1925. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Gov. Groesbeck Again Sworn In". Detroit Free Press. January 2, 1925. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.
- "New Buhl Building Represents Experience of Nation's Experts". Detroit Free Press. May 3, 1925. pp. 1–2 – via Newspapers.com.