Hanchett, Benjamin Sawtell, 1868-1933.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, farmer, businessman, and regent of University of Michigan.

From the description of Benjamin S. Hanchett papers, 1888-1958. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423445

From the description of Benjamin S. Hanchett papers, 1888-1958. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 78061107

Benjamin Sawtell Hanchett was a Grand Rapids, Michigan, farmer, businessman, and regent of University of Michigan, 1911-1929. Hanchett was born in Grand Rapids, October 1, 1868. After completing his education in the public schools of that city he began working for the Street Railway company of Grand Rapids as an office boy. He remained with the company, later know n as the Grand Rapids Traction Company, his entire career, rising to the office of president and general manager. In 1900-1901 he built the Grand Rapids, Holland and Lake Michigan Railway which was the first interurban railroad in western Michigan and served as president of the company for a time. Hanchett served three successive terms as mayor of the village of East Grand Rapids.

Hanchett was appointed t the University of Michigan Board of Regents in April 1911 to complete the term of Loyal E. Knappen of Grand Rapids who had resigned. He was elected in his own right in1912 and served until resigning in 1929.

From the guide to the Benjamin Sawtell Hanchett Papers, 1858 and 1888-1958, 1888-1931, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn University of Michigan Board of Regents Portrait Collection, ca. 1860-ca. 1970 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf Benjamin Sawtell Hanchett Papers, 1858 and 1888-1958, 1888-1931 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Junius E. Beal Papers, 1869-1946 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf Hanchett, Benjamin Sawtell, 1868-1933. Benjamin S. Hanchett papers, 1888-1958. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Clements, William L. (William Lawrence), 1861-1934. William Lawrence Clements papers, 1920-1933. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Beal, Junius E. (Junius Emery), 1860-1942. Junius Emery Beal papers, 1869-1946. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn James Orin Murfin papers, 1896-1940 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Walter H. Sawyer papers, 1900-1931 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf Sawyer, Walter H. (Walter Hulme), 1861-1931. Walter H. Sawyer papers, 1900-1931. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Sawyer, Walter H. (Walter Hulme), 1861-1931. Walter H. Sawyer papers, 1901-1931. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn William L. Clements papers, 1920-1933 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Chase S. Osborn Papers, ca. 1870-1949, 1889-1949 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Shirley Wheeler Smith Papers, 1881-1959 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Claude Halstead Van Tyne papers, 1885-1930 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Lucius L. Hubbard papers, 1871-1935 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf Hubbard, Lucius L. (Lucius Lee), 1849-1933. Lucius Lee Hubbard papers, 1871-1935. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Hanchett, Benjamin Sawtell, 1868-1933. Benjamin S. Hanchett papers, 1888-1958. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Harry Burns Hutchins Papers, 1879-1930 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
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associatedWith Beal, Junius E. (Junius Emery), 1860-1942. person
associatedWith Burton, Marion Le Roy, 1874-1925. person
associatedWith Clements, William L. (William Lawrence), 1861-1934. person
associatedWith Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. person
associatedWith Grand Rapids Railway Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Green, Fred W. (Fred Warren), 1872-1936. person
associatedWith Groesbeck, Alexander J. (Alexander Joseph), 1873-1953. person
associatedWith Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923. person
associatedWith Hays, Will H. (Will Harrison), 1879-1954. person
associatedWith Hubbard, Lucius L. (Lucius Lee), 1849-1933. person
associatedWith Hutchins, Harry B. (Harry Burns), 1847-1930 person
associatedWith Mapes, Carl E. (Carl Edgar), 1874-1939. person
associatedWith Murfin, James Orin, 1875-1940 person
associatedWith New, Harry S. (Harry Stewart), 1858-1937. person
associatedWith Osborn, Chase S. (Chase Salmon), b. 1860. person
associatedWith Pere Marquette Railroad. corporateBody
associatedWith Sawyer, Walter H. (Walter Hulme), 1861-1931. person
associatedWith Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944. person
associatedWith Smith, Shirley Wheeler, 1875-1959 person
associatedWith Townsend, Charles E. (Charles Elroy), 1856-1924. person
associatedWith Tuttle, Arthur J., 1868-1944. person
associatedWith University of Michigan. Board of Regents. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan Board of Regents portrait collection corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. President. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. President. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Tyne, Claude Halstead, 1869-1930 person
associatedWith Warner, Frederick Maltby, 1865-1923. person
associatedWith Weeks, John W. person
associatedWith Weeks, John W. person
associatedWith Weeks, John W. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Grand Rapids (Mich.)
Grand Rapids (Mich.)
United States
Michigan
Grand Rapids (Mich.)
Michigan--Grand Rapids
United States
Subject
New Deal, 1933-1939
Farmers
Depressions--1929
Farmers--Michigan--Grand Rapids
Agriculture
Depressions--1929--Michigan
Depressions--1929-1938
New Deal, 1933-1939--Michigan
Railroads--Michigan
Railroads
Agriculture--Michigan
Occupation
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Birth 1868

Death 1933

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