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Michigan History Throwback: Gerhard Mennen "Soapy" Williams

Posted: 8:00 AM, Apr 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-12 08:00:42-04

LANSING, Mich. — In our Michigan History Throwback Segments we aim to share things about Michigan History that you may not have known.

This week we had the opportunity to speak with Valerie Marvin, Historian & Curator for the Michigan State Capitol and we are continuing our in depth look at some of the portraits that you may see when you visit our State Capitol.

This is a timely discussion as recently we announced the start of a portrait for former Governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder .

Today we are exploring the longest serving Governor in the state of Michigan, the portrait of Gerhard Mennen "Soapy" Williams, 41st Governor of Michigan.

If you missed any of our past Michigan History Throwback segments you can find them on the FOX 47 Website .