Don R. Pears

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The Honorable
Don R. Pears
56th Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives
In office
January 14, 1959 – December 31, 1962
Preceded by George Van Peursem
Succeeded by Allison Green
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 43rd district
In office
January 1, 1965 – December 31, 1970
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 1st Berrien district
In office
January 1, 1951 – December 31, 1962
Berrien County Clerk
In office
1945–1948
In office
1941–1942
Berrien County Register of Deeds
In office
1927–1932
Personal details
Born Don Roe Pears
(1899-09-18)September 18, 1899
Buchanan, Michigan
Died July 17, 1992(1992-07-17) (aged 92)
Niles, Michigan
Resting place Oak Ridge Cemetery, Buchanan, Michigan
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Gladys
Residence Buchanan, Michigan
Religion Protestant
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service World War I
World War II

Don R. Pears was a Republican politician from Michigan who served in the Michigan House of Representatives, and as its Speaker during the 70th and 71st Legislatures. He also served as register of deeds and later as clerk of Berrien County.

A lifelong resident of southwest Michigan, Pears was a school principal and a real estate broker. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, AMVETS, and the Reserve Officers Association, as well as of the Elks, Eagles, Moose, and Odd Fellows.[1]

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