Ziegler, Charles M., 1888-1959

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Republican state highway commissioner, 1943-1947.

From the description of Charles M. Ziegler papers, 1928-1959. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419876

Charles M. Ziegler was born on a farm in Noble County, Indiana, May 23, 1888. A graduate of Saginaw Eastern High School in 1908, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Michigan in 1913.

His professional career in engineering began with the Saginaw Engineering Department as an assistant city engineer in 1918. From 1918 to 1919, he worked for the United States Government in airplane work at McCook Field, Dayton, Ohio; in 1919 he became assistant division engineer with the Michigan State Highway Department and became Deputy Highway Commissioner and served for several years before leaving the department in 1933.

He was engaged in various engineering activities from 1933 until elected Lansing City Assessor in 1938; he was re-elected in 1940 and served in that capacity until elected State Highway Commissioner on the Republican ticket in 1943. He took office on April 20, 1943, to fill an un-expired term and was re-elected in 1945, 1949 and 1953. Ziegler did not stand for reelection in 1957. Charles M. Ziegler died in 1959.

From the guide to the Charles M. Ziegler papers, 1928-1959, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Donald S. Leonard Papers, 1925-1966 Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Wilber M. Brucker Papers, 1877-1968 Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Charles M. Ziegler papers, 1928-1959 Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Arthur W. Stace papers, 1927-1950 Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Arthur H. Vandenberg papers, 1884-1974, 1915-1951 Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Earl C. Michener papers, 1898-1934 and 1940-1954, 1904-1934 Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Almon Watson McCall papers, 1924-1970 Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Howard Cyrus Lawrence Papers, 1916-1966 Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Emerson R. Boyles papers, 1879-1911 and 1931-1960 Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf McCall, Almon Watson, 1905-1970. Almon W. McCall papers, 1924-1970. Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Ziegler, Charles M., 1888-1959. Charles M. Ziegler papers, 1928-1959. Bentley Historical Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Bennett, John B. (John Bonifas), 1905-1964. person
associatedWith Blackney, William W. (William Wallace), 1876-1963. person
associatedWith Boyles, Emerson R., 1881-1960 person
associatedWith Brucker, Wilber Marion, 1894-1968 person
associatedWith Crawford, Fred L. (Fred Lewis), 1888-1957. person
associatedWith Dillman, Grover C. (Grover Cleveland), 1889-1979. person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Frank D. (Frank Dwight), 1885-1939. person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Frank Dwight, 1885-1939 person
associatedWith Grand Hotel (Mackinac Island, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ingham County (Mich.). Emergency Welfare Relief Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Lawrence, Howard Cyrus, 1890-1961 person
associatedWith Leonard, Donald S. (Donald Sparling), 1903-1976 person
associatedWith Mackinac Bridge Authority (Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith McCall, Almon Watson, 1905-1970. person
associatedWith McKay, Frank, 1883-1965. person
associatedWith McKay, Frank D., 1883- person
associatedWith Michener, Earl Cory, 1876-1957. person
associatedWith Michigan Indian Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Michigan Republican League. corporateBody
associatedWith Michigan. State Highway Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Michigan. State Highway Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Stace, Arthur W. (Arthur William), 1875-1950 person
associatedWith Vacationland (Ferry) corporateBody
associatedWith Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951 person
associatedWith Williams, G. Mennen, 1911-1988. person
associatedWith Ziegler family. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
Newaygo (Mich.)
Saint Ignace (Mich.)
Mackinac Island (Mich.)
United States
Mackinaw City (Mich.)
Carriages and coaches
Hotels and taverns
Piers and wharves
Public welfare
Public welfare


Birth 1888-05-23

Death 1959-03-01


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