Gerald Graves Oral History

An oral history from Gerald W. Graves, a former mayor of the City of Lansing. He was born in Alpena (Mich.), attended Michigan State University and the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy, and at age 24 was the youngest sea captain in U. S. history. He was elected to the Michigan State Legislature in 1950 and served as Lansing's mayor from 1969 to 1981. He was interviewed by Joanne Jager at the Lansing Public Library Local History Room on October 30, with a follow-up interview on November 12, 1990. A transcript for this recording has not been completed.
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Data Provider:
Capital Area District Library (Lansing, MI). Forest Parke Library and Archives
Voices of Lansing Oral Histories
Subject Topic:
Oral history, Cities & towns, Biographies, Lansing (Mich.), Government, Mayors, Ship captains, and Marines (Military personnel)
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