The Effect of the 1961 Michigan Constitutuional Convention on the Factions in the Republican Party
Hackney, Charles D.
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In 1961 the State of Michigan held the first unlimited convention for the purpose or revising a state constitution in nearly ten years. In the general election in November 1962 former delegate George Romney defeated incumbent democrat Governor John Swainson. The former delegates who won nominations in the highly republican legislative districts won their seats as anticipated. Clifford Perras, a delegate from the Upper Peninsula, won one of the four seats which the republicans captured from the opposition. The election of the moderate former con-con delegates and the resultant depletion of the conservative ranks enabled the incumbent "moderates" in the state senate, led by Senator Stanley Thayer of Ann Arbor, to assume a precarious control of the majority caucus.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email email@example.com to request access to this SIP.