Vandercook, Roy C., 1873-

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Roy C. Vandercook was born in Mason, Michigan on November 20, 1873. Early in his career, he worked as a newspaperman and as a city clerk in Mason (1894). From April 1898 to April 1899, he served as 1st Lieutenant with the 31st Michigan Volunteer Infantry serving in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. After the war, he became a respected Lansing newspaperman. He also continued his involvement with military affairs organizing Michigan's Battery A, First Field Artillery. His service here led to his appointment in 1912 to the Office of Adjutant General of the Michigan National Guard (1912-1915). During World War I, he helped to organize the Michigan State Troops also known as the Michigan State Constabulary. This constabulary would become in 1919 the Michigan State Police. Vandercook served as first Commander of the Michigan State Police (1918-1923). Following this phase of his career, he became manager and lobbyist for the Michigan Railroad Association. He was also vice-chairman of the Ferris Institute Board of Control.

From the guide to the Roy C. Vandercook papers, 1900-1957, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

Michigan State Police Commissioner, National Guard Commander and businessman.

From the description of Roy C. Vandercook papers, 1900-1957. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 83434532

From the description of Roy C. Vandercook papers, 1900-1957. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423144

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creatorOf Ferris, Woodbridge N., 1853-1928. Woodbridge N. Ferris papers, 1878-1940. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Donald S. Leonard Papers, 1925-1966 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Roy C. Vandercook papers, 1900-1957 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Vandercook, Roy C., 1873-. Roy C. Vandercook papers, 1900-1957. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Vandercook, Roy C., 1873-. Roy C. Vandercook papers, 1900-1957. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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associatedWith Ferris, Woodbridge N., 1853-1928. person
associatedWith Groesbeck, Alexander J., 1873-1953. person
associatedWith Leonard, Donald S. (Donald Sparling), 1903-1976 person
associatedWith Michigan. National Guard. corporateBody
associatedWith Michigan State Police. corporateBody
associatedWith Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951. person
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Michigan
Michigan
Michigan--Upper Peninsula
Subject
Strikes and lockouts
Police
Radicalism
Strikes and lockouts--Copper mining--Michigan
Copper mines and mining
Police, state
Radicalism--Michigan
Elections--1920
Military parades and ceremonies
Copper mines and mining--Michigan--Upper Peninsula
Military art and science
Prisons
Strikes and lockouts--Copper mining
Copper Miners' Strike, Mich., 1913-1914
Police, State--Michigan
Military camps
Crowds
Elections--Michigan--1920
Mines and Mineral Resources
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Birth 1873

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