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Bloomfield Blossoms: p. 014-015
Smith, Kay, 1925-

Bloomfield Township Public Library

Architecture, Domestic -- Michigan -- Bloomfield Township

Bloomfield Township (Mich.)

Wilson, Charles Erwin, 1890-1961

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part of 'Bloomfield Blossoms' by Kay Smith

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POLITICAL ACTIVITY ON ALL LEVELS Charles Erwin Wilson was called C. E. when he was serving as president of General Motors ( 1941-1953) and 'Engine Charlie' when he was Secretary of Defense under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953-1957. He was one of many corporation presidents and board chairmen whose homes are in Bloomfield who used their know-how for the good of our whole country by serving on boards and in government posts in Washington and elsewhere. There is more to political life than being a cabinet member or running for president. Countless Bloomfield citizens have served on local government commissions, such as planning commissions and boards of appeal. Others have worked for election committees and carried on a tradition established early of contributing time and effort to the control of their destiny. The government of our area is of, for I for and by the people. And it shows.

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