James M. Hare

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James M. Hare
38th Secretary of State of Michigan
In office
January 1, 1955 – December 31, 1970
GovernorG. Mennen Williams
John Swainson
George W. Romney
William G. Milliken
Preceded byOwen Cleary
Succeeded byRichard H. Austin
Personal details
James McNeil Hare

(1910-07-31)July 31, 1910
Racine, Wisconsin
DiedMarch 11, 1980(1980-03-11) (aged 69)
Venice, Florida
Political partyDemocratic

James M. Hare (July 31, 1910 – March 10, 1980) was the Michigan Secretary of State.[1]


Hare was born James McNeil Hare in Racine, Wisconsin.[2] He died in 1980. Hare was a Unitarian.


Hare was Secretary of State from 1955 to 1970. In 1960, he was a candidate in the Democratic primary for Governor of Michigan, losing to John Swainson. As Secretary of State, Hare called the Michigan Constitutional Convention of 1961 to order.


  1. ^ "Michigan Secretaries of State". Michigan Department of State. Retrieved 2011-11-03.
  2. ^ "James McNeil Hare". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2011-11-03.
Political offices
Preceded by
Owen J. Cleary
Secretary of State of Michigan
Succeeded by
Richard H. Austin