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Snyder makes reappointment to Michigan Historical Commission

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointment of Jack Dempsey, of Plymouth, to the Michigan Historical Commission.

Since 1913, the Michigan Historical Commission has been the public agency for state history programs and is responsible for approving Michigan historical markers. The seven-member council includes appointees of the governor, speaker of the House and Senate majority leader.

“I am confident Jack will continue to do great work as we preserve and promote our state’s history,” Snyder said.

Dempsey is a member of Dickinson Wright and he previously served as an assistant attorney general. Dempsey has authored four books on Michigan history and serves on the Michigan History Foundation. He is chair of the Historical Commission. Dempsey earned a bachelor’s degree in political/social science from Michigan State University and a law degree from George Washington University.

Dempsey will serve a four-year term expiring May 21, 2018. His appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.