Attorney James "Honest Jim" Kingsley, who came to Ann Arbor in 1826, was the first member of the Washtenaw County Bar, a probate judge, and a member of both the territorial and later the state legislature, as well as Ann Arbor's second mayor and a regent of the University of Michigan.
Kingsley Street in Ann Arbor is named after him.
- James Kingsley: Ann Arbor District Library
- History of the University of Michigan, By Burke Aaron Hinsdale Published by the University of Michigan, 1906; p. 182
- Kingsley Family Papers, 1830-1901, Bentley Historical Library.
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