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Murray Delos Van Wagoner

Murray Delos Van Wagoner, American governor, civil engineer. Member American Road Builders Association (president 1938-1940, board directors), American Society of Civil Engineers, Michigan Engineering Society, Masons, Elks, Eagles, Detroit Club, Economic Club.

Background

  • Wagoner, Murray Delos Van was born on March 18, 1898 in Kingston, Michigan, United States. Son of James and Florence (Loomis) Van Wagoner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University Michigan, 1921.

    Career

    • Civil engineer then division bridge engineer Michigan State Highway Department, 1921-1924. Engineer McGaughan & Ransom, Pontiac, Michigan, 1924-1926. Owner private engineering company, 1926-1930.

      Drain commissioner Oakland County (Michigan), 1930-1933. State highway commissioner Michigan, 1933-1940. Governor State of Michigan, 1941-1942.

      Consultant engineer, 1943-1947. Appointed director Office of Military Government, Bavaria, Germany, 1948. Civil governor State of Bavaria, Federal Republic Germany, 1949.

      Member Mackinac Bridge Authority, Michigan, 1950-1986. Delaware International Road Congress, 1938. Vice president Byrne Door Company, Inc., 1945.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member American Road Builders Association (president 1938-1940, board directors), American Society of Civil Engineers, Michigan Engineering Society, Masons, Elks, Eagles, Detroit Club, Economic Club.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Jossman, June, 1924 (deceased April 1986). Children: Ellen Louise Van Wagoner Wikol, Jo Ann Van Wagoner Karhohs.
    • father: James Wagoner
    • mother: Florence (Loomis) Van Wagoner
    • spouse: Helen Jossman
    • children: Ellen Louise Van Wagoner Wikol Wagoner
    • Jo Ann Van Wagoner Karhohs Wagoner
    Murray Delos Van Wagoner
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    Born March 18, 1898
    Died June 12, 1986
    (aged 88)
    Nationality
    • 1921
      University Michigan
    • 1921 - 1924
      Civil engineer, then division bridge engineer Michigan State Highway Department
    • 1924 - 1926
      engineer, McGaughan & Ransom
      Pontiac, Michigan, United States
    • 1926 - 1930
      owner private engineer, engineering company
    • 1930 - 1933
      drain commissioner Oakland County (Michigan)
    • 1933 - 1940
      state highway commissioner Michigan
    • 1941 - 1942
      governor State of Michigan
    • 1943 - 1947
      consultant, engineer
    • 1948
      appointed director, Office of Military Government
      Bavaria, Cundinamarca, Colombia
    • 1949
      civil governor State of Bavaria
    • 1950 - 1986
      member, Mackinac Bridge Authority
      Michigan, United States
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