Bobby Crim

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Bobby Crim
61st Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives
In office
January 8, 1975 – December 31, 1982
Governor William G. Milliken
Preceded by William A. Ryan
Succeeded by Gary Owen
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 82nd district
In office
January 1, 1973 – December 31, 1982
Preceded by F. Robert Edwards
Succeeded by Thomas E. Scott
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 79th district
In office
January 1, 1965 – December 31, 1966
Succeeded by James F. Smith
Personal details
Born (1931-12-10) December 10, 1931 (age 86)
Kennett, Missouri
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Marsha
Children Donald Walter Crim, Douglas William Crim, David Warren Crim

Bobby Crim is a former Democratic politician from Michigan who served in the Michigan House of Representatives, and who served as Speaker of the House from 1973 through 1982.

Crim is the founder of the Crim Festival of Races, an annual road race event in his hometown of Flint, Michigan. He is also a co-founder of a lobbying firm, Governmental Consultant Services, Inc., along with former Senate Majority Leader Robert VanderLaan.[1] Crim is also a trustee emeritus of Michigan State University, having served on the board in 1983 and 1984.[2][3]


Bobby Crim, then speaker of the state house, started the Crim in Flint as a 10-mile race in 1977.[4]

In 2007, Crim appeared on Michigan Public Television's "Off the Record" program and expressed his opposition to term-limit provisions in Michigan's Constitution.[5]

On August 21, 2014, a bronze statue of Crim was dedicated in downtown Flint near the starting line of the Crim Festival of Races.[6]


  1. ^ GCSI Brochure
  2. ^ Trustees Emeriti | Board of Trustees | Michigan State University
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Crim, Bobby D.
  4. ^ "Life-sized Bobby Crim statue planned for Flint". The Washington Times. The Washington Times, LLC. AP. May 7, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  5. ^ MIRS: Crim: Everyone Looks Bad (November 16, 2007) (Subscription Required)
  6. ^ Thorne, Blake (May 6, 2014). "Life-sized Bobby Crim statue destined for downtown Flint". The Flint Journal. Mlive Media Group. Retrieved June 18, 2014.