Boyles, Emerson R., 1881-1960.

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Emerson R. Boyles was born in Chester Township, Eaton County, June 29, 1881. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1903, then entered the practice of law in Charlotte. He was elected prosecuting attorney, 1912-1916; probate judge of Eaton County, 1921-1927. He resigned to become Deputy Attorney General with Attorney General William W. Potter and served in that capacity for six years. He was appointed member of Michigan Public Utilities Commission, 1935-1936, then became legal adviser to Governor Fitzgerald and Governor Dickinson, who in August 1940 appointed Boyles to fill out the term of Supreme Court Justice William W. Potter. He was elected to fill the vacancy, November 5, 1940, and re-elected in 1943 and 1950. He died November 30, 1960.

From the guide to the Emerson R. Boyles papers, 1879-1911 and 1931-1960, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

Charlotte, Michigan, attorney, legal advisor to Governors Frank Fitzgerald and Luren Dickinson and justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.

From the description of Emerson R. Boyles papers, 1879-1911 and 1931-1960. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420122

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Sink, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1879-1972. Charles Albert Sink papers, 1907-1985. Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Boyles, Emerson R., 1881-1960. Emerson R. Boyles papers, 1879-1911 and 1931-1960. Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Wilber M. Brucker Papers, 1877-1968 Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Charles A. Sink Papers, 1890s-1996 Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Sink, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1879-1972. Charles Albert Sink papers, 1907-1996. Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Emerson R. Boyles papers, 1879-1911 and 1931-1960 Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Shirley Wheeler Smith Papers, 1881-1959 Bentley Historical Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith American Liberty League. corporateBody
associatedWith Bingay, Malcolm, 1884-1953. person
associatedWith Blodgett, John Wood, 1860-1951. person
associatedWith Bonisteel, Roscoe O. (Roscoe Osmond), b. 1888. person
associatedWith Boyles family. family
associatedWith Brucker, Wilber Marion, 1894-1968. person
associatedWith Bushnell, George E. (George Edward), 1887-1965. person
associatedWith Butzel, Henry Magnus, 1871- person
associatedWith Chandler, Bert D. person
associatedWith Chandler, Bert D. person
associatedWith Crusade for Freedom. corporateBody
associatedWith Crusade for Freedom, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Dickinson, Luren Dudley, 1859-1943. person
associatedWith Ferguson, Homer, 1888-1982. person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Frank Dwight., 1885-1939 person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Frank Dwight., 1885-1939. person
associatedWith Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. person
associatedWith Hoffman, Paul G. (Paul Gray), 1891-1974. person
associatedWith Johansen, August Edgar, 1905- person
associatedWith Kellogg, W. K. (Will Keith), 1860-1951. person
associatedWith Kelly, Harry F. (Harry Francis), 1895-1971 person
associatedWith Knight, John Shively, 1894-1981 person
associatedWith Lapeer Mutual Fire Insurance Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Lindemer, Lawrence B. person
associatedWith McKay, Frank D., 1883- person
associatedWith Michigan. Judges' Retirement Board. corporateBody
associatedWith Michigan. Supreme Court. corporateBody
associatedWith Miriani, Louis C. person
associatedWith Mott, Charles Stewart, 1875-1973 person
associatedWith North, Walter Harper, 1871-1952 person
associatedWith Order of Patrick Henry. corporateBody
associatedWith Osborn, Chase S. (Chase Salmon), b. 1860 person
associatedWith Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945. person
associatedWith Pennington, Fred A. person
associatedWith Protestant Reformed Churches of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Protestant Reformed Church of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Reid, Neil E., 1871- person
associatedWith Republican Party (Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
associatedWith Ruthven, Alexander Grant, 1882- person
associatedWith Sharpe, Edward M., 1887- person
associatedWith Sigler, Kim, b. 1894 person
associatedWith Sink, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1879-1972. person
associatedWith Smith, Shirley Wheeler, 1875-1959 person
associatedWith Smith, William Parkhurst, 1897- person
associatedWith Starr Commonwealth for Boys. corporateBody
associatedWith Starr Commonwealth for Boys (Albion, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Starr, Floyd Elliot, 1883-1980 person
associatedWith Starr, Raymond Wesley, 1888-1968 person
associatedWith Stason, E. Blythe (Edwin Blythe), 1891-1972 person
associatedWith Strang, James Jesse, 1813-1856. person
associatedWith Summerfield, Arthur Ellsworth, 1899-1972 person
associatedWith Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951. person
associatedWith Van Wagoner, Murray Delos, 1898- person
associatedWith Wiest, Howard, 1864-1945 person
associatedWith Williams, G. Mennen, 1911- person
associatedWith Wilson, Charles Erwin, 1890-1961 person
associatedWith Yntema, Hessel E. person
associatedWith Ziegler, Charles M., 1888-1959 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Charlotte (Mich.)
Beaver Island (Mich.)
Wall Lake (Mich.)
United States
Delton (Mich.)
Beaver Island (Mich.)
Charlotte (Mich.)
African Americans
African Americans
Ice fishing
Ice skating
Japanese Americans
World War, 1939-1945


Birth 1881

Death 1960

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