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Henrick E. Stafseth


For well over three decades, Stafseth served the transportation industry at every level of government, ranging from engineer for the city of St. Joseph to executive director (1972-1980) of the American Association of State highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). He was deputy director, then director of the Michigan Department of State highways from 1965 to 1972, a period that saw major advances by the Department in technology, highway planning and public involvement. Stafseth was engineer-manager of the Lenawee County Road Commission (1952-1955) and the Ottawa County Road Commission (1955-1965) and was president of the County Road Association of Michigan in 1960. He was the 1983 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the Transportation Research Board.

Michigan Transportation Hall of Honor, 1988