Fred B. Wells
|Fred B. Wells|
|47th Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives|
|Preceded by||George W. Welsh|
|Succeeded by||Lynn C. Gardner|
|Member of the Michigan House of Representatives|
from the Cass County district
|Succeeded by||Otis Huff|
February 16, 1861|
Wayne Township, Michigan
November 25, 1932 (aged 71)|
LaGrange Township, Michigan
Wells was born in Wayne Township in 1861, and moved to LaGrange Township at age 5. His parents trace Puritan ancestry to Rhode Island. After attending the local public schools, Wells learned to farm using scientific methods. He was a member of the Masons, the Grange, and the local Farm Bureau. 
First elected in 1914, Wells served six terms in the Michigan House of Representatives for Cass County. He worked to reform the state tax system. An unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor in 1926, Wells retired to his farm and died on November 25, 1932.
- The Political Graveyard: Wells, Fred B.
- Sharp, Nancy Weatherly; Sharp, James Roger (1997). American Legislative Leaders in the Midwest, 1911-1994. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 240.
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