William M. Fenton
|William Matthew Fenton|
|7th Lieutenant Governor of Michigan|
John S. Barry
|Preceded by||Charles P. Bush|
|Succeeded by||Calvin Britain|
|Michigan State Senator|
|Preceded by||Gardner D. Williams|
|Succeeded by||Andrew Parsons|
|4th Mayor of the City of Flint, Michigan|
|Preceded by||Henry M. Henderson|
|Succeeded by||Henry H. Crapo|
Serving with Alvin T. Crosman
|Succeeded by||Henry I. Higgins|
|Constituency||Third Ward, City of Flint|
|Preceded by||William Patterson|
|Succeeded by||John L. Gage|
|Constituency||Township of Flint|
|Born||December 19, 1808
Norwich, New York
|Died||November 12, 1871|
|Relations||Joseph S. Fenton, Father|
|Children||Ada B., John Brush, Henry, Sarah R.|
|Alma mater||Hamilton College|
Fenton was elected to the Michigan Senate from the 6th District, representing Genesee, Oakland, Macomb and Livingston counties, 1846-47. He moved to Flint in 1847. In 1847, he was elected Flint Township Supervisor. He served as the seventh Lieutenant Governor of Michigan from 1848 to 1852 under Governors Epaphroditus Ransom (1848–50) and John S. Barry (1850–52). At the first village elections in 1855, Fenton was elected as a Third Ward Alderman with Alvin T. Crossman. He held the position of register of the U.S. land office at Flint from 1852 until it was moved to East Saginaw, and was mayor of Flint from 1858 to 1859.
- "Michigan: State Senate, 1840s". Political Graveyards.com. Lawrence (Larry) Kestenbaum. Retrieved 2009-03-24.
- Ellis, Franklin (1879). History of Genesee county, Michigan. With illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers. Philadelphia, PA.: Everts & Abbott. p. 177.
- Ellis, Franklin (1879). History of Genesee county, Michigan. With illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers. Philadelphia, PA.: Everts & Abbott. p. 184.
- JOSEPH BRUSH FENTON MIGenWeb
- Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Fenton -- Fenton, William M. entry
- Chapter XIII: First City Officers. The History of Genesee County, MI.
- The Development of Flint. Historical Collections. By Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society. Published by The Society, 1907. pg. 371.
Charles P. Bush
|Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
Henry M. Henderson
|Mayor of Flint
Henry H. Crapo
|Alderman, of Flint 3rd Ward
jointly with Alvin T. Crossman
Henry I. Higgins
|Supervisor, of Flint Township
John L. Gage