John Dykstra (politician)

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John Dykstra (born January 16, 1875 – died 1959) was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 1927 to 1934. A Republican, he was defeated for reelection in 1934; he later unsuccessfully ran for Michigan State Senate. Dykstra was born in Holland, Michigan, and served as a street railway motorman outside politics.[1] He was a survivor of the devastating fire at the Kerns Hotel in Lansing on December 11, 1934 which killed six of his fellow representatives, T. Henry Hewlett, Charles D. Parker, Vern Voorhees, John W. Goodwine, Don E. Sias, and D. Knox Hanna; also killed was state senator John Leidlein.[2]


  1. ^ Kestenbaum, Lawrence. "The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Dyerie to Dzula". Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  2. ^ "National Affairs: Legislators at Lansing". 24 December 1934. Retrieved 6 September 2016 – via