1942 in Michigan
|1942 in Michigan|
|History of Michigan|
Events from the year 1942 in Michigan.
State office holders
- Governor of Michigan: Murray Van Wagoner (Democrat)
- Lieutenant Governor of Michigan: Frank Murphy (Democrat)
- Michigan Attorney General: Herbert J. Rushton
- 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: William Osmund Kelly
- Mayor of Lansing: Sam Street Hughes
- Mayor of Saginaw: William J. Brydges
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: George D. O'Brien (Democrat)
- 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 1942.
|Company||1942 sales (millions)||1942 net income (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|
- 1942 Detroit Tigers season – The Tigers compiled a 73–81 record and finished in fifth place in the American League. The team's statistical leaders included Barney McCosky with a .293 batting average, Rudy York with 21 home runs and 90 RBIs, Virgil Trucks with 14 wins, and Hal Newhouser with a 2.45 earned run average.
- 1942 Michigan Wolverines baseball season - Under head coach Ray Fisher, the Wolverines compiled a 17–9 record and tied for the Big Ten Conference championship. George Harms was the team captain.
- 1942 Detroit Lions season – Under head coaches Bill Edwards and Bull Karcis, the Lions compiled a 0–11 record. The team's statistical leaders included Harry Hopp with 258 passing yards, Mickey Sanzotta with 268 rushing yards, and Elmer Hackney with 12 points scored.
- 1942 Michigan Wolverines football team – Under head coach Fritz Crisler, the Wolverines compiled a 7–3 record and were ranked No. 9 in the final AP Poll. Linemen Al Wistert and Julius Franks were selected as All-Americans.
- 1942 Michigan State Spartans football team - Under head coach Charlie Bachman, the Spartans compiled a 4–3–2 record.
- 1942 Central Michigan Chippewas football team - Under head coach Ron Finch, the Chippewas compiled a 6–0 record, shut out three opponents, held five of six opponents to fewer than seven points, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 93 to 21.
- 1942 Michigan State Normal Hurons football team - Under head coach Elton Rynearson, the Hurons compiled a 3–3–1 record and were outscored by their opponents, 81 to 64.
- 1942 Western Michigan Broncos football team - Under head coach John Gill, the Broncos compiled a 5–1 record and outscored their opponents, 66 to 37.
- 1941–42 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team – Under head coach Bennie Oosterbaan, the Wolverines compiled a 6–14 record. James Mandler broke Michigan's single-season scoring record with 230 points in 20 games for an average of 11.5 points per game.
- 1941–42 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team – Under head coach Benjamin Van Alstyne, the Spartans compiled a 15-6 record.
- 1941–42 Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball team – Under head coach Buck Read, the Broncos compiled a 12-8 record.
- 1941–42 Detroit Titans men's basketball team – Under head coach Lloyd Brazil, the Titans compiled a 13-8 record.
- 1941–42 Detroit Red Wings season – Under head coach Jack Adams, the Red Wings compiled a 19–25–4 record, finished fifth in the NHL, won the first two playoff rounds, and lost to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1942 Stanley Cup Finals. The team's statistical leaders included Don Grosso with 20 goals and 53 points and Sid Abel with 31 assists. Johnny Mowers was the goaltender.
- 1941–42 Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey team – The team compiled a 2–14–2 record under coach Ed Lowrey.
- 1941–42 Michigan Tech Huskies men's ice hockey team – The team compiled a 3–6–3 record under coach Elwin Romnes.
Chronology of events
- January 1 - Dennis Archer, Mayor of Detroit (1994-2001), in Detroit
- January 14 - Dave Campbell, Major League Baseball infielder (1967–1974), in Manistee, Michigan
- February 19 - Paul Krause, NFL defensive back (1964–1979) and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, in Flint
- July 20 - Mickey Stanley, outfielder for the Detroit Tigers (1964–1978) and 4× Gold Glove Award, in Grand Rapids, Michigan
- August 8 - James Blanchard, Governor of Michigan (1983-1991), in Detroit
- December 8 - Albert Kahn, architect responsible for, among other things, the Packard Automotive Plant, Highland Park Ford Plant, Ford River Rouge Complex, Burton Memorial Tower, Fisher Building, Hill Auditorium, Hatcher Graduate Library, and William L. Clements Library, in Detroit
- Ford was a privately held company until 1956. Accordingly, its financial results for 1942 were not made public.
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- "2012 University of Michigan Baseball Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan. 2012. pp. 22, 70. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
- 2012 Record Book, p. 13.
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- "1942 Football Team". Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
- "1942 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
- "Central Michigan 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Central Michigan University. 2015. pp. 100, 109. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
- "2015 Eastern Michigan Football Digital Media Guide" (PDF). Eastern Michigan University Football. pp. 162, 170. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
- "Football Records: Annual Results". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
- "University of Michigan Basketball Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan. p. 28.
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- "Western Michigan Broncos School History". SR College Basketball. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
- "Detroit Mercy Titans School History". SR College Basketball. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
- "1941-42 Detroit Red Wings Roster and Statistics". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
- "Michigan Team History". College Hockey News. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
- "Michigan Tech Team History". College Hockey News. Retrieved July 17, 2017.