James M. Hare

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James M. Hare
38th Secretary of State of Michigan
In office
January 1, 1955 – December 31, 1970
Governor G. Mennen Williams
John Swainson
George W. Romney
William G. Milliken
Preceded by Owen Cleary
Succeeded by Richard H. Austin
Personal details
Born James McNeil Hare
(1910-07-31)July 31, 1910
Racine, Wisconsin
Died March 11, 1980(1980-03-11) (aged 69)
Venice, Florida
Political party Democratic

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