Fred B. Wells

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Fred B. Wells
47th Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives
In office
Preceded by George W. Welsh
Succeeded by Lynn C. Gardner
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the Cass County district
In office
Succeeded by Otis Huff
Personal details
Born (1861-02-16)February 16, 1861
Wayne Township, Michigan
Died November 25, 1932(1932-11-25) (aged 71)
LaGrange Township, Michigan
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ina
Profession Farmer

Fred B. Wells was a Republican politician from Michigan who served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1915 through 1926. He served as Speaker of the House during the 53rd Legislature.[1]

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. [2]

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.


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Wells, Fred B.
  2. ^ Sharp, Nancy Weatherly; Sharp, James Roger (1997). American Legislative Leaders in the Midwest, 1911-1994. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 240.