|Name||John Tyler Rich|
Lapeer, Michigan , United States
|| April 23, 1841
|Died||March 28, 1926
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|Info||Rich was born in Conneautville, Pennsylvania and moved with his parents to Addison County, Vermont, in 1846 and then to Elba Township, Michigan, in 1848. He attended the public schools and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was a member and chairman of the board of supervisors of Lapeer County, Michigan 1869-1872. He was a member of the Michigan State House of Representatives 1873-1881 and served as speaker of the house during the last two terms. |
Rich was a delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1873, 1875, and 1878 and served in the Michigan Senate from January 1, 1881, until March 21, 1881, when he resigned, having been elected to the United States House of Representatives for the Forty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Omar D. Conger, serving from April 5, 1881, to March 3, 1883. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress. He was State railroad commissioner 1887-1891 and a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1884 and 1892.
Rich served as Governor of Michigan 1892-1896. He was United States collector of customs at Detroit from February 16, 1898, to January 30, 1906. He was elected State treasurer of Michigan to fill a vacancy and served from January 23, 1908, to January 1, 1909. He was then collector of customs at Port Huron from December 11, 1908, to May 30, 1913.
Rich died in St. Petersburg, Florida, and is interred in Mount Hope Cemetery, in Lapeer, Michigan.