Public Viewing Tuesday for First Governor

By: News 10
By: News 10

Michigan residents can file past the casket of the state's first governor, Stevens T. Mason, to pay their respects Tuesday.

His body is lying in state in the capitol rotunda and public viewing is scheduled from 8am to 5pm.

Mason had been buried in Detroit. He was exhumed in July for a development project in that location.

He will be laid to rest at Capitol Park in Detroit Wednesday with military honors.

Mason was elected governor in 1835 at age 24. He served two, two-year terms before moving to New York.

The city of Mason, Mason County, the Mason building in downtown Lansing and Mason halls at M.S.U. and U of M are named after him.


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