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Encyclopedia > Dick Posthumus

Richard Posthumus (born 19 July 1950), American politician, is a former State Senate Majority leader and Republican gubernatorial candidate from Michigan.


Dick Posthumus grew up in Alto, Michigan outside of Grand Rapids. He attended Michigan State University and was chair of the College Republicans. In 1971 he successfully ran the State House campaign of fellow student and future Michigan governor John Engler. He went on to serve in the State Senate eventually becoming Senate Majority Leader and later Lieutenant Governor (1999-2002). He was the Republican nominee for governor in 2002 but lost to Democrat Jennifer Granholm. He was married in 1972 and has 4 children.


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Dick Posthumus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (240 words)
Richard Posthumus (born on 19 July 1950), American farmer, businessman, and politician, is a former State Senate Majority leader and Republican gubernatorial candidate from Michigan.
Posthumus was elected to the State Senate in 1982 and became Senate Majority leader in 1990, when Engler was elected Governor.
Posthumus is the longest serving Senate Majority leader in the history of the State of Michigan.
Lt. Governor Dick Posthumus Biography (569 words)
Dick's values of hard work, faith, family and service were shaped growing up on his family's farm in Southeastern Kent County, where still today, he and his wife, Pam, raise three daughters and a son.
Dick's ability to bring people together and take on the tough issues earned him the respect of his colleagues and the trust of his constituents.
And as a husband and father, Dick Posthumus has taken a leadership role in identifying ways to end the tragic abuse of women and children in Michigan today.
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