Past Commission Membership

 

Michigan Public Service Commission Membership Since 1947


Predecessor Agencies
  • 1873-1907 Michigan Railroad Commissioners
  • 1907-1919 Michigan Railroad Commission
  • 1919-1939 Michigan Public Utilities Commission
  • 1939 Michigan Public Service Commission

  The only holdover from the 5-person Commission, changed to 3 by the Legislature in 1947.

 

Period Served Chairman Commissioner Commissioner Dominant Party
7/9/47 - 7/2/49 S. B. White (R)
(7/9/47 - 11/50)
Appt'd by Gov. Sigler
S. L. Marshall (R)
(3/17/45 - 7/2/51)*
Appt. by Gov. Kelly
H. L. Woolfenden (D)
(7/10/47 - 7/2/49)
Appt'd by Gov. Sigler
R
7/2/49 - 11/50 J. H. McCarthy (D)
Appt'd by Gov. Williams
S. L. Marshall (R) S. B. White (R)
Passed away 11/50
R
1/2/51 - 7/2/51 J. H. McCarthy (D) S. L. Marshall (R)
(Resigned 7/2/51)
John M. Veale (D)
Appt'd by Gov. Williams
D
10/12/51 - 5/12/54 J. H. McCarthy (D) M. E. Hunt (R)
Appt'd by Gov. Williams
John M. Veale (D)
(Resigned 5/12/54)
D
9/16/54 - 8/3/56 J. H. McCarthy (D) M. E. Hunt (R) William B. Elmer (D) Appt'd by Gov. Williams D
8/6/56 - 1/5/57 J. H. McCarthy (D)
(Resigned 1/5/57)
M. E. Hunt (R) James H. Lee (D)
Appt'd by Gov. Williams
D

 

1/6/57 - 7/1/57 vacant M. E. Hunt (R) James H. Lee (D) --
7/1/57 William R. Hart (D)
Appt'd by Gov. Williams
** Not approved by State Senate
M. E. Hunt (R) James H. Lee (D) D
7/2/57 - 8/8/57 Otis M. Smith (D)
Appt'd by Gov. Williams
M. E. Hunt (R)
(Resigned 8/8/57)
James H. Lee (D) D
8/9/57 - 10/24/59 Otis M. Smith (D)
(Resigned 10/24/59)
Thomas M. Burns (R)
Appt'd by Gov. Williams
James H. Lee (D) D
11/18/59 - 1/9/61 George E. Hill (D)
Appt'd by Gov. Williams
Thomas M. Burns (R) James H. Lee (D)
(Resigned 1/9/61)
D
1/10/61 - 5/7/61 George E. Hill (D)
(Resigned 5/7/61)
Thomas M. Burns (R) John E. Tormey (D)
Appt'd by Gov. Swainson
D
5/8/61 - 7/1/61 vacant Thomas M. Burns (R) John E. Tormey (D) --
7/2/61 - 1/28/63 James H. Inglis (D)
Appt'd by Gov. Swainson
** Not approved by State Senate
Thomas M. Burns (R) John E. Tormey (D) --
1/29/63 - 4/23/63 Thomas M. Burns (R)
(became Chair 1/29/63)
George Washington (R)
Appt'd by Gov. Romney
John E. Tormey (D) R
4/24/63 - 10/15/63 Thomas M. Burns (R)
(Resigned 10/15/63)
George Washington (R) John E. Tormey (D) R
10/15/63 - 3/1/64 Robert J. McIntosh (R)
Appt'd by Gov. Romney
(Resigned 3/1/64)
George Washington (R)
(Acting Chairman 3/2/64 - 4/1/64)
John E. Tormey (D) R
4/2/64 - 1/8/66 Peter B. Spivak (R)
Appt'd by Gov. Romney
George Washington (R)
(Resigned 1/8/66)
John E. Tormey (D) R
1/10/66 - 5/14/67 Peter B. Spivak (R) Willis F. Ward (R)
Appt'd by Gov. Romney
John E. Tormey (D)
(Resigned 5-14-67)
R
5/15/67 - 11/26/68 Peter B. Spivak (R)
(Resigned 11/26/68)
Willis F. Ward (R) William Boos, Jr. (D)
Appt'd by Gov. Romney
R
1/8/69 - 7/2/71 Willis F. Ward (R)
(became Chair 1/8/69)
Lenton G. Sculthorp (R)
Appt'd by Gov. Romney
William Boos, Jr. (D)
(Resigned 7/2/71)
R
8/9/71 - 1/2/73 Willis F. Ward (R)
(Resigned 1/2/73)
Lenton G. Sculthorp (R) William R. Ralls (D)
Appt'd by Gov. Milliken
R
1/4/73 - 7/2/75 William G. Rosenberg (R)
Appt'd by Gov. Milliken
Lenton G. Sculthorp (R) William R. Ralls (D) R
8/5/75 - 7/2/77 Daniel J. Demlow (R)
Appt'd by Gov. Milliken
Lenton G. Sculthorp (R) William R. Ralls (D)
(Resigned 7/2/77)
R
8/9/77 - 7/19/79 Daniel J. Demlow (R) Lenton G. Sculthorp (R)
(Resigned 7/19/79)
Willa Mae King (D)
Appt'd by Gov. Milliken
R
7/23/79 - 2/9/80 Daniel J. Demlow (R) Eric J. Schneidewind (R)
Appt'd by Gov. Milliken
Willa Mae King (D)
(Resigned 2/9/80)
R
5/28/80 - 10/16/81 Daniel J. Demlow (R)
(Resigned - 10/16/81)
Eric J. Schneidewind (R) Edwyna G. Anderson (D)
Appt'd by Gov. Milliken
R
10/28/81 - 9/9/85 Eric J. Schneidewind (R)
Appt'd Chair 10/28/81
(Resigned 9/9/85)
Matthew E. McLogan (R)
Appt'd by Gov. Milliken
Edwyna G. Anderson (D)
(Reappt'd 7/2/83)
R
9/10/85 - 10/6/85 Peter Walters (D)
(9/9/85 - 10/6/85)
Matthew E. McLogan (R) Edwyna G. Anderson (D) D
10/7/85 - 9/9/88 William E. Long (I)
Appt'd by Gov. Milliken
Steven M. Fetter (R)
Appt'd by Gov. Blanchard
Edwyna G. Anderson (D)
(Resigned 9/9/88)
--
10/26/88 - 12/31/90 William E. Long (I) Steven M. Fetter (R) Ronald E. Russell (D)
Appt'd by Gov. Blanchard
(Reappt'd 7/2/89)
--
1/1/91 - 9/30/91 Steven M. Fetter (R)
(Appt'd Chair by Gov. Engler
William E. Long (I)
(Resigned 9/30/91)
Ronald E. Russell (D) --
10/1/91 - 10/9/93 Steven M. Fetter (R) (Reappt'd 7/2/93)
(Resigned 10/9/93)
John L. O'Donnell (R) Appt'd by Gov. Engler Ronald E. Russell (D) R
11/1/93 - 7/2/95 John G. Strand (R)
Appt'd by Gov. Engler
John L. O'Donnell (R) Ronald E. Russell (D) R
7/3/95 - 10/18/95 John G. Strand (R) John L. O'Donnell (R)
(Resigned 10/18/95)
John C. Shea (D)
Appt'd by Gov. Engler
R
12/1/95 - 10/2/98 John G. Strand (R) David A. Svanda (R)
Appt'd by Gov. Engler
(Reappt'd 7/3/97)
John C. Shea (D)
(resigned 10/2/98)
R
10/3/98 - 5/10/99 John G. Strand (R) David A. Svanda (R) -- R
5/11/99 -1/5/01 John G. Strand (R)
(Reappt'd 8/2/99)
(Resigned 1/5/01)
David A. Svanda (R) Robert B. Nelson (I)
Appt'd by Gov. Engler
(Reappt'd 8/2/99)
R
1/16/01 - 7/02/03 Laura Chappelle (R)
Appt'd by Gov. Engler
(Reappt'd 6/23/2001)
David A. Svanda (R)
(Resigned 7/02/03)
Robert B. Nelson (I) R
8/04/03 - 7/02/05 J. Peter Lark (D)
Appt'd by Gov. Granholm
Laura Chappelle (R) Robert B. Nelson (I)
(Resigned 7/2/2005)
--
7/03/05 - 7/13/07 J. Peter Lark (D)
(resigned 7/13/07)
Laura Chappelle (R)
(resigned 6/07/07)
Monica Martinez (D)
Appt'd by Gov. Granholm
D
7/13/07 - 8/28/07 -- Steve Transeth (I)
Appt'd by Gov. Granholm
Monica Martinez (D) --
8/29/07 - 12/03/09 Orjiakor N. Isiogu (D)
Appt'd by Gov. Granholm
Steve Transeth (I) Monica Martinez (D) D
12/04/09 - 9/02/11 Orjiakor N. Isiogu (D)
Appt'd by Gov. Granholm
Greg White (I)
Appt'd by Gov. Granholm
Monica Martinez (D) D
9/02/11 - 10/16/11 Orjiakor N. Isiogu (D)
Appt'd by Gov. Granholm
Greg White (I)
Appt'd by Gov. Granholm
  --
10/17/11 - 7/03/13 John D. Quackenbush (R)
Appt'd by Gov. Snyder
Orjiakor N. Isiogu (D)
Appt'd by Gov. Granholm
Greg White (I)
Appt'd by Gov. Granholm
--
7/03/13 - 8/1/15 John D. Quackenbush (R)
Appt'd by Gov. Snyder
Sally A.Talberg (I)
Appt'd by Gov. Snyder
Greg White (I)
Appt'd by Gov. Granholm
I
8/02/15- 1/03/16 John D. Quackenbush (R)
Appt'd by Gov. Snyder
Sally A Talberg (I)
Appt'd by Gov. Snyder
Norm Saari (R)
Appt'd by Gov. Snyder
R
1/04/16 - 7/31/16 Sally A Talberg (I)
Appt'd by Gov. Snyder
Norm Saari (R)
Appt'd by Gov. Snyder
John D. Quackenbush (R)
(Resigned 3/31/16)
R
8/01/16 - Current Sally A Talberg (I)
Appt'd by Gov. Snyder
Norm Saari (R)
Appt'd by Gov. Snyder
Rachael Eubanks (I)
Appt'd by Gov. Snyder
I