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Soapy: A Biography of G. Mennen Williams

by Noer Thomas J.

Noer (humanities, Carthage College) offers a complete biography of G. Mennen "Soapy" Williams (1911-1988), former governor of Michigan, who was reelected five times and served as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs under the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Noer details his service as a member and Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court and as a controversial and liberal politician who brought together African-Americans, labor unions, and ethnic organizations in Michigan. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

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