Gary Owen (politician)

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Gary M. Owen
62nd Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives
In office
1983–1988
Governor James J. Blanchard
Preceded by Bobby Crim
Succeeded by Lew Dodak
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 22nd district
In office
January 1, 1973 – December 31, 1988
Preceded by Daisy Elliott
Succeeded by Kirk Profit
Personal details
Born (1944-09-09) September 9, 1944 (age 72)
Lawrence County, Alabama
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Michigan
Religion Baptist

Gary M. Owen is a Democratic Michigan politician who served as a member and as Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives.[1] Upon his election, Owen was appointed to the House Appropriations Committee, the first-ever freshman appointed to that committee in history.[2]

Gary M. Owen College of Business building at Eastern Michigan University

The main building for the Eastern Michigan University College of Business is named after Owen.

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