1948 in Michigan
|1948 in Michigan|
|History of Michigan|
Events from the year 1948 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: Kim Sigler (Republican)
- Lieutenant Governor of Michigan: Eugene C. Keyes (Republican)
- Michigan Attorney General: Eugene F. Black
- Michigan Secretary of State: Fred M. Alger, Jr.
- Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives: Victor A. Knox
- Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court:
Mayors of major cities
- Mayor of Detroit: Eugene Van Antwerp (Democrat)
- Mayor of Grand Rapids: George W. Welsh (Republican)
- Mayor of Flint: Edward J. Viall/George G. Wills
- 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: Charles E. Potter (Republican)
- House District 12: John B. Bennett (Republican)
- House District 13: Howard A. Coffin (Republican)
- House District 14: Harold F. Youngblood (Republican)
- 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 1948.
|Company||1948 sales (millions)||1948 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|
- 1948 Detroit Tigers season – 
- 1948 Michigan Wolverines baseball season - Under head coach Ray Fisher, the Wolverines compiled a 21–6 record and tied for the Big Ten Conference championship. Jack Weisenburger was the team captain.
- 1948 Detroit Lions season – 
- 1948 Michigan Wolverines football team – 
- 1948 Michigan State Spartans football team – 
- 1948 Detroit Titans football team – 
Chronology of events
- April 2 - Tom Gage, sportswriter for The Detroit News (1979-2015) and 2015 recipient of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award, in Detroit
- June 16 - Ron LeFlore, Major League Baseball center fielder (1974-1982) whose life story was depicted in One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story, in Detroit
- September 29 - Mark Farner, singer, guitarist and songwriter, best known as the lead singer and lead guitarist for Grand Funk Railroad, in Flint, Michigan
- October 1 - Cub Koda, singer, guitarist, songwriter ("Smokin' in the Boys Room"), and music critic, in Detroit
- October 12 - John Engler, Governor of Michigan (1991-2003), in Pleasant Ridge, Michigan
- November 6 - Glenn Frey, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as a founding member of the rock band Eagles, in Detroit
- November 24 - Rudy Tomjanovich, professional basketball player (1970-1981) and 5× NBA All-Star, in Hamtramck, Michigan
- December 7 - Dennis M. Hertel, U.S. Congressman (1981-1993), in Detroit
- December 13 - Ted Nugent, musician and conservative political activistin Redford, Michigan
- December 27 - Edsel Ford II, great-grandson of Henry Ford a member of the board of directors of Ford Motor Company, in Detroit
- Ford was a privately held company until 1956. Accordingly, its financial results for 1948 were not made public.
- "1948 Detroit Tigers Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
- "2012 University of Michigan Baseball Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan. 2012. pp. 22, 71. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
- 2012 Record Book, p. 13.
- "1948 Detroit Lions Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
- "1948 Football Team". Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
- "1948 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- "1948 Detroit Mercy Titans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
- "University of Michigan Basketball Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan. p. 29.
- "1947-48 Detroit Red Wings Roster and Statistics". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 10, 2017.