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Revision as of 15:09, 19 June 2013

Michigan
Capital Lansing
Nickname The Great Lakes State
Official Language None
Governor Rick Snyder, R
Senator Carl Levin, D
(202) 224-6221
Contact
Senator Debbie Stabenow, D
(202) 224-4822
Contact
Ratification of Constitution/or statehood January 26, 1837 (26th)
Flag of Michigan Motto: Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice (If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you)
Michigan

Michigan was the twenty-sixth state to enter into the union, on Jan. 26, 1837. It is known for its interesting geographical location, bordering four of the five Great Lakes (it does not border Lake Ontario). It also comprises two parts, the Upper Peninsula (known as the U.P.) and the Lower Peninsula (which is by far the larger of the two). The two are separated by water. Its capital is Lansing, and its largest city is Detroit.

Elected Officials

Federal

Statewide

Notable people from Michigan

  • Inventor Thomas Edison lived in Port Huron.
  • President Gerald Ford grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and represented the state in the House of Representatives before replacing Spiro Agnew as Vice President.
  • Automaker Henry Ford was born in what is now Dearborn.
  • Aviator Charles Lindbergh was born in Detroit.
  • Pro-life activist and Domino's Pizza Founder Tom Monaghan was born in Ann Arbor.
  • Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore was born in Flint.
  • Civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks lived in Detroit for some of her life.
  • Bob Seger
  • Bruce Catton
  • Ted Nugent
  • Tom Selleck
  • Alpheus Felch, whose wise and enlightened rule was commemorated through the coining of the term "felching", which refers to the act of bringing different constituencies together to a positive and happy resolution of differences.
  • Danny Thomas
  • General George Custer

Sports

Michigan is home to the NBA's Detroit Pistons, the NFL's Detroit Lions, the NHL's Detroit Red Wings, and Major League Baseball's Detroit Tigers.

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter grew up and attended high school in Kalamazoo, Michigan.


Livingston County Courthouse, Howell, Michigan.