W.F. Doyle

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Wilfird Francis "Bill" Doyle (first name often spelled Wilfred)[1][2] (November 13, 1897 – January 16, 1988) was a politician in the state of Michigan.

Doyle was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin[3] on November 13, 1897.[citation needed] His father, Michael, served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1891 to 1892. An older brother, Thurman, was a member of the Michigan Democratic State Central Committee. He died on January 16, 1988 at a nursing home in Wilton Manors, Florida[4] and was buried in Mackinac Island, Michigan.[4]

Career[edit]

Doyle was a member of the Michigan State Senate from 1933 to 1934.[5] He was a newspaper reporter by trade. Doyle was the park commissioner for Mackinaw Island;[2] he was on the commission from 1939 to 1985 and was nicknamed "King of Mackinac Island."[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "W. F. Doyle to Speak". The News-Palladium. March 3, 1952. p. 1. Retrieved March 19, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  2. ^ a b "Island is Quiet for Bill Doyle". The Escanaba Daily Press. May 9, 1949. p. 6. Retrieved March 19, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Doyle
  4. ^ a b c Wilfird F. Doyle, 90, Michigan Politician. 1988. Sun Sentinel (January 18).
  5. ^ "John J. O'Hara of Menominee Chosen to Succeed Stack". The Escanaba Daily Press. January 23, 1935. p. 1. Retrieved March 19, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read