Grand Rapids, Michigan , United States
|| July 19, 1950
|Last Modifed||Barack O-blame-a|
Nov 25, 2012 12:27am
|Info||Richard "Dick" Posthumus is an American farmer, businessman, and politician. He is also a former State Senate Majority leader and Republican gubernatorial candidate from Michigan. Currently, he is the CEO of Compatico, Inc., an office furniture manufacturer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. |
Dick Posthumus grew up on a dairy farm in Alto, Michigan outside of Grand Rapids. He graduated from Michigan State University, during which he served as chair of the College Republicans and as a vice chair of the Michigan Republican Party.
In 1971, he managed the successful State House campaign of fellow student and future Michigan governor John Engler. Posthumus was elected to the State Senate in 1982 and became Senate Majority leader in 1990, when Engler was elected Governor. His 1982 race was managed by Saul Anuzis. Posthumus is the longest serving Senate Majority leader in the history of the State of Michigan.