William Milliken is one of the most beloved governors to serve Michigan, and certainly so in the Traverse City area, where he now resides. His 90th birthday is this week.
Former Gov. William Milliken is the longest-serving governor in Michigan history (1969-83) -- and if there isn't a repeal of term limits, he will remain so.
But in the context of his life and career, it wasn't really all that long.
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Source; Detroit Free Press