1926 in Michigan
|1926 in Michigan|
|History of Michigan|
Events from the year 1926 in Michigan.
- 1 Office holders
- 2 Population
- 3 Sports
- 4 Chronology of events
- 5 Births
- 6 Deaths
- 7 See also
- 8 References
State office holders
- Governor of Michigan: Alex J. Groesbeck (Republican)
- Lieutenant Governor of Michigan: George W. Welsh (Republican)
- Michigan Attorney General: Clare Retan
- Michigan Secretary of State: Charles J. DeLand (Republican)
- Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives: Fred B. Wells
- Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court:
Mayors of major cities
- Mayor of Detroit: John W. Smith
- Mayor of Grand Rapids: Elvin Swarthout
- Mayor of Flint: Judson L. Transue
- Mayor of Lansing: Alfred H. Doughty
- Mayor of Saginaw:
Federal office holders
- U.S. Senator from Michigan: James J. Couzens (Republican)
- U.S. Senator from Michigan: Woodbridge Nathan Ferris (Democrat)
- House District 1: John B. Sosnowski (Republican)
- House District 2: Earl C. Michener (Republican)
- House District 3: Joseph L. Hooper (Republican)
- House District 4: John C. Ketcham (Republican)
- House District 5: Carl E. Mapes (Republican)
- House District 6: Grant M. Hudson (Republican)
- House District 7: Louis C. Cramton (Republican)
- House District 8: Bird J. Vincent (Republican)
- House District 9: James C. McLaughlin (Republican)
- House District 10: Roy O. Woodruff (Republican)
- House District 11: Frank D. Scott (Republican)
- House District 12: W. Frank James (Republican)
- House District 13: Clarence J. McLeod (Republican)
In the 1920 United States Census, Michigan was recorded as having a population of 3,668,412, ranking as the seventh most populous state in the country. By 1930, Michigan's population had increased by 32.0% to 4,842,325.
The following is a list of cities in Michigan with a population of at least 15,000 based on 1920 U.S. Census data. Historic census data from 1910 and 1930 is included to reflect trends in population increases or decreases.
|City||County||1910 Pop.||1920 Pop.||1930 Pop.||Change 1920-30|
|14||Port Huron||St. Clair||18,863||25,944||31,361||20.9%|
Boom cities of the 1920s
The 1920s saw an explosion of growth in the population of small cities near Detroit, with some communities growing more than three fold. Dearborn was the most extreme case, growing 20-fold from 2,470 to 50,358 persons.
|City||County||1910 Pop.||1920 Pop.||1930 Pop.||Change 1920-30|
The following is a list of counties in Michigan with populations of at least 40,000 based on 1920 U.S. Census data. Historic census data from 1910 and 1930 are included to reflect trends in population increases or decreases.
|County||Largest city||1910 Pop.||1920 Pop.||1930 Pop.||Change 1920-30|
|14||St. Clair||Port Huron||52,341||58,009||67,563||16.5%|
- 1926 Detroit Tigers season – Under manager Ty Cobb, the Tigers compiled a 79–75 record and finished in sixth place in the American League. The team's statistical leaders included Heinie Manush with a .378 batting average and 14 home runs, Harry Heilmann with 101 RBIs, Earl Whitehill with 16 wins, and Rip Collins with a 2.73 earned run average.
- 1926 Detroit Panthers season – Under head coach Jimmy Conzelman, the Panthers compiled a 4–6–2 record and finished 12th in the National Football League. Gus Sonnenberg led the team with 34 points scored on nine field goals and seven extra points.
- 1926 Michigan Wolverines football team – In their 25th season under head coach Fielding H. Yost, the Wolverines compiled a 7–1 record and tied for the Big Ten Conference championship. Quarterback Benny Friedman and end Bennie Oosterbaan were All-Americans.
- 1926 Western State Hilltoppers football team – Under head coach Earl Martineau, the Hilltoppers compiled a 7–1 record and outscored opponents by a total of 132 to 20.
- 1926 Michigan State Normal Normalites football team – Under head coach Elton Rynearson, the Normalites compiled a 6–1 record, shut out six of their seven opponents, and outscored all opponents by a total of 113 to 12.
- 1926 Detroit Titans football team – Under head coach Gus Dorais, the Titans compiled a 3–6–1 record and outscored all opponents by a combined 132 to 62.
- 1926 Michigan State Spartans football team – Under head coach Ralph H. Young, the Spartans compiled a 3–4–1 record.
- 1926 Central Michigan Dragons football team – Under head coach Wallace Parker, the Dragons compiled a 3–4–1 record and were outscored by a combined total of 90 to 66.
- 1925–26 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team – Under head coach E. J. Mather, the Wolverines compiled a 12–5 record and tied for the Big Ten Conference championship.
Chronology of events
- January 1 - The National Automobile Chamber of Commerce announced that vehicle production in 1925 reached an all-time high with 3,883,000 cars and 492,000 trucks. The number of Ford Motor Co. employees in the United States had risen to 191,948.
- January 6 - Police supervised the seizure of property at the Detroit headquarters of the Ku Klux Klan at East Hancock Avenue and John R. Street following a judgment for nonpayment of rent. Members of the organization threatened violence against reporters covering the event.
- January 9 - Police conducted 69 raids resulting in arrests of 29 women and 26 men and seizure of 600 gallons of beer. The raids targeted "prohibition violators, disorderly houses and gambling resorts."
- John W. Smith was inaugurated for his second term as Mayor of Detroit. In an address to the city's Common Council, he urged respect for the laws of the city, state and country as a vital factor in American life.
- January 29 - Bob Hollway, assistant coach in NFL (1967–1986), in Ann Arbor, Michigan
- March 4 - Richard DeVos, co-founder of Amway, in Grand Rapids, Michigan
- March 24 - William Porter, gold medalist in 110 m hurdles at 1948 Olympics, in Essex Township, Michigan
- March 29 - Joseph Ponsetto, quarterback for Michigan (1944-1945), in Kent County, Michigan
- April 30 - Ed Bagdon, lineman for Michigan State who won the 1948 Outland Trophy and then played in NFL (1950-1953), in Dearborn, Michigan
- July 8 - John Dingell, U.S. House of Representatives (1955-2015), in Colorado Springs, Colorado
- August 21 - Dick Rifenburg, All-American football end at Michigan and in NFL, in Petoskey, Michigan
- September 19 - James Lipton, writer, lyricist, actor and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School and host of Inside the Actors Studio, in Detroit
- September 29 - Philip Ruppe, U.S. House of Representatives (1967-1979), in Laurium, Michigan
- October 19 - Joel Feinberg, political and legal philosopher, in Detroit
- November 4 - Tubby Raymond, head football coach at Delaware (1966-2001) inducted into College Football Hall of Fame, in Flint, Michigan
- March 28 - John Treadway Rich, Governor of Michigan (1893-1897), at age 84 in St. Petersburg, Florida
- October 31 - Harry Houdini, stage musician and stunt performer, at age 52 in Detroit
- Fourteenth Census of the United States Volume I Population 1920. United States Department of Commerce Bureauof the Census. 1921. pp. 232–236.
- Fourteenth Census of the United States Volume I Population 1920. United States Department of Commerce Bureauof the Census. 1921. pp. 458–468.
- "1926 Detroit Tigers Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
- "1926 Detroit Panthers Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
- "1926 Football Team". Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
- "1926 Detroit Mercy Titans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
- "1926 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
- "1925-26 Michigan Wolverines Roster and Stats". SR/CBB. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
- "Motor Output Is 4,375,000". Detroit Free Press. January 1, 1926. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Ford Workers in U.S. Now Number 191,948". Detroit Free Press. January 1, 1926. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Police Invade Headquarters of Ku Kluxers". Detroit Free Press. January 7, 1926. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Police Nab 29 Women, 26 Men In Raids Here". Detroit Free Press. January 11, 1926. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Mayor Smith Pleads for Law Enforcement". Detroit Free Press. January 13, 1926. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Death Rings Down Curtain on Houdini". Detroit Free Press. November 1, 1926. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.