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Charles M. Ziegler


As a four-term state highway commissioner (1943-1957) and earlier as district engineer, deputy commissioner and chief engineer for the State highway Department (1919-1933), Ziegler was a key figure in the development of Michigan's outstanding highway system. He led in forming a close working relationship among the state, counties and municipalities, leading to passage of Michigan's basic highway law, Act 51 of 1951. He was at the forefront of efforts to keep the highway system, toll free rank of the states in construction of its Interstate freeway network. Ziegler was president of the American Association of State highway Officials in 1952-1953.

Michigan Transportation Hall of Honor, 1982