1946 in Michigan
|1946 in Michigan|
|History of Michigan|
Events from the year 1946 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: Harry Kelly (Republican)
- Lieutenant Governor of Michigan: Vernon J. Brown (Republican)
- Michigan Attorney General: John R. Dethmers (Republican)/Foss O. Eldred (Republican)
- Michigan Secretary of State: Herman H. Dignan (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: Edwin C. McLogan/Edward J. Viall
- Mayor of Saginaw: Harold J. Stenglein
- Mayor of Lansing: Ralph Crego
Federal office holders
- U.S. Senator from Michigan: Homer S. Ferguson (Republican)
- U.S. Senator from Michigan: Arthur Vandenberg (Republican)
- House District 1: George G. Sadowski (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 1946.
|Company||1946 sales (millions)||1946 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|
- 1946 Detroit Tigers season –
- 1946 Michigan Wolverines baseball season - Under head coach Ray Fisher, the Wolverines compiled an 18–3 record and finished second in the Big Ten Conference. Bliss Bowman was the team captain.
- 1946 Detroit Lions season – 
- 1946 Michigan Wolverines football team – 
- 1946 Michigan State Spartans football team – 
- 1946 Detroit Titans football team – 
Chronology of events
- June 18 - Bruiser Brody, professional wrestler infamous for his wild and legit uncooperative demeanor, in Detroit
- July 22 - Paul Schrader, screenwriter (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) and film director (American Gigolo), in Grand Rapids, Michigan
- October 17 - Herb Orvis, defensive tackle in the NFL (1972–1981), in Petoskey, Michigan
- August 26 - Fielding H. Yost, University of Michigan football coach (1901–1926), at age 75 in Ann Arbor
- October 4 - Barney Oldfield, automobile racer, at age 68 in Beverly Hills, California
- Ford was a privately held company until 1956. Accordingly, its financial results for 1946 were not made public.
- "2012 University of Michigan Baseball Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan. 2012. pp. 22, 71. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
- 2012 Record Book, p. 13.
- "1946 Detroit Lions Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
- "1946 Football Team". Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
- "1946 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- "1946 Detroit Mercy Titans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 23, 2015.