1940 in Michigan
|1940 in Michigan|
|History of Michigan|
Events from the year 1940 in Michigan.
- 1 Office holders
- 2 Population
- 3 Companies
- 4 Sports
- 5 Chronology of events
- 6 Births
- 7 Deaths
- 8 See also
- 9 References
State office holders
- Governor of Michigan: Luren Dickinson (Republican)
- Lieutenant Governor of Michigan: Matilda Dodge Wilson (Republican)
- Michigan Attorney General: Thomas Read (Republican)
- Michigan Secretary of State: Harry Kelly (Republican)
- Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives: Howard Nugent
- Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court:
Mayors of major cities
- Mayor of Detroit: Edward Jeffries (Republican)
- Mayor of Grand Rapids: George W. Welsh (Republican)
- Mayor of Flint: Harry M. Comins/Oliver Tappin/William Osmund Kelly
- Mayor of Lansing: Max A. Templeton
- Mayor of Saginaw: John W. Symons, Jr.
Federal office holders
- U.S. Senator from Michigan: Prentiss M. Brown (Democrat)
- U.S. Senator from Michigan: Arthur Vandenberg (Republican)
- House District 1: Rudolph G. Tenerowicz (Democrat)
- House District 2: Earl C. Michener (Republican)
- House District 3: Paul W. Shafer (Republican)
- House District 4: Clare Hoffman (Republican)
- House District 5: Bartel J. Jonkman (Republican)
- House District 6: William W. Blackney (Republican)
- House District 7: Jesse P. Wolcott (Republican)
- House District 8: Fred L. Crawford (Republican)
- House District 9: Albert J. Engel (Republican)
- House District 10: Roy O. Woodruff (Republican)
- House District 11: Frederick Van Ness Bradley (Republican)
- House District 12: Frank Eugene Hook (Democrat)
- House District 13: Clarence J. McLeod (Republican)
- House District 14: Louis C. Rabaut (Democrat)
- House District 15: John D. Dingell Sr. (Democrat)
- House District 16: John Lesinski Sr. (Democrat)
- House District 17: George Anthony Dondero (Republican)
In the 1940 United States Census, Michigan was recorded as having a population of 5,256,106, ranking as the seventh most populous state in the country. By 1950, Michigan's population had increased by 21.2% to 6,371,766.
The following is a list of cities in Michigan with a population of at least 20,000 based on 1940 U.S. Census data. Historic census data from 1930 and 1950 is included to reflect trends in population increases or decreases. Cities that are part of the Detroit metropolitan area are shaded in tan.
|City||County||1930 Pop.||1940 Pop.||1950 Pop.||Change 1940-50|
|15||Port Huron||St. Clair||31,361||32,759||35,725||9.1%|
The following is a list of counties in Michigan with populations of at least 75,000 based on 1940 U.S. Census data. Historic census data from 1930 and 1950 are included to reflect trends in population increases or decreases.
|County||Largest city||1930 Pop.||1940 Pop.||1950 Pop.||Change 1940-50|
The following is a list of major companies based in Michigan in 1940.
|Company||1940 sales (millions)||1940 net earnings (millions)||Headquarters||Core business|
|Ford Motor Company||na||na||Automobiles|
|Briggs Mfg. Co.||Detroit||Automobile parts supplier|
|S. S. Kresge||Retail|
|Hudson Motor Car Co.||Detroit||Automobiles|
|Detroit Edison||Electric utility|
|Michigan Bell||Telephone utility|
|Kellogg's||Battle Creek||Breakfast cereal|
|REO Motor Car Co.||Lansing||Automobiles|
|Burroughs Adding Machine||Business machines|
- 1940 Detroit Tigers season –
- 1940 Michigan Wolverines baseball season - Under head coach Ray Fisher, the Wolverines compiled a 10–12 record. Charles Pinka was the team captain.
- 1940 Detroit Lions season – 
- 1940 Michigan Wolverines football team – 
- 1940 Michigan State Spartans football team – 
- 1940 Detroit Titans football team – 
- 1940 Wayne State Tartars football team
- 1940 Western State Broncos football team
- 1940 Michigan State Normal Hurons football team
- 1940 Central Michigan Bearcats football team
Chronology of events
- February 19 - Smokey Robinson, singer, songwriter, and record producer, and the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group The Miracles, in Detroit
- Ford was a privately held company until 1956. Accordingly, its financial results for 1935 were not made public.
- "2012 University of Michigan Baseball Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan. 2012. pp. 22, 70. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
- 2012 Record Book, p. 13.
- "1940 Detroit Lions Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
- "1940 Football Team". Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
- "1940 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- "1940 Detroit Mercy Titans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 23, 2015.