Philip B. Wachtel

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Philip B. Wachtel
32nd Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives
In office
January 7, 1891 – August 8, 1892
Preceded by Gerrit J. Diekema
Succeeded by William A. Tateum
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the Cheboygan district
In office
January 2, 1889 – 1894
Mayor of Petoskey
In office
April 2, 1900 – March 31, 1901[1]
Preceded by Myron L. Barber
Succeeded by Eugene L. Rose
President of the Village of Petoskey
In office
Preceded by William L. Curtis
Succeeded by Henry T. Calkins
Personal details
Born c. October 27, 1851[2]
Centreville, Pennsylvania[3]
Died November 14, 1913 (age 62) [4]
Political party Democratic
Other political
Fusion Party (1886)

Philip B. Wachtel was a Democratic politician from Michigan who served in the Michigan House of Representatives, including as Speaker of the House during the 36th Legislature. He also served, prior to his election to the House, as village president and later, after his service in the House, as mayor of Petoskey.[5]

Wachtel was also the Fusion Party candidate for Michigan Secretary of State in 1886 and a Democratic candidate for the Michigan Senate in 1910.[3]

Wachtel died on November 14, 1913 in Petoskey.[4]