Eugene C. Keyes

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Eugene C. Keyes (August 23, 1900 – 1963) was a Lieutenant Governor in the US state of Michigan from 1943–45 and again from 1947-49.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Dearborn, Michigan, Keyes studied as a doctor and lawyer, receiving several degrees. In 1921, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons awarded him a Doctor of Dental Surgery, followed by a Doctor of Medicine degree from Wayne State University in 1930.[1] In 1932, he founded the Keyes Diagnostic Clinic in Dearborn.[2] In 1935, Keyes earned a law degree from the Detroit College of Law.[1]

Political career[edit]

Before serving as Lieutenant Governor, Keyes was a County Supervisor and City Councilman in his home city. He was affiliated with the Republican Party.[1] Keyes served as Lieutenant Governor under two governors, Harry Kelly from 1943–45 and Kim Sigler from 1947–49, both of whom were also Republicans.[3]

In 1965, two years after Keyes death, the clinic he founded was demolished to make way for parking lots.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Former Lieutenant Governors". State of Michigan. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ a b "Table of Contents". The Dearborn Historian 26 (3): 57. Summer 1986. 
  3. ^ "Former Governors' Bios". National Governors Association. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Frank Murphy
Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
1943–1945
Succeeded by
Vernon J. Brown
Preceded by
Vernon J. Brown
Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
1947–1949
Succeeded by
John W. Connolly