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governor , Civil engineer

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 of 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, Pontiac, 1926-1930;drain commissioner, Oakland County (Michigan), 1930-1933;state highway commissioner, Michigan, 1933-1940;governor, State of Michigan, 1941-1942; construction engineering, 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. Delegate International Road Congress, 1938. Vice president Byrne Door Company, Inc., 1945.

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