Governor William Milliken, painting, cover for memorial.

Governor William G. Milliken memorial and celebration of his life


Governor William G. Milliken, the longest-serving governor and perhaps most beloved governor in the history of the state, will be remembered at a memorial and celebration of his life at the Kresge Auditorium at Interlochen Center for the Arts on Aug. 6 at 2 p.m.

Speakers honoring and remembering the governor will include current Gov. Gretchen Whitmer; Bill Rustem, a senior policy advisor in both the Milliken and Snyder administrations; Captain Arlyn Brower, Michigan State Police, ret.; Chuck Stokes of WXYZ-TV; and journalist and longtime friend Jack Lessenberry.

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  1. Jim Olson

    Thank you fir streaming this celebration and memorial if Governor Milliken, Gus life, and legacy. All Michiganders share in his wonderful legacy.

  2. Diane Seaman

    Will this be available for viewing afterwards?

  3. Governor Milliken: A great Governor, a great man and a great advocate for Michigan. I am proud to have been a small part or his administration. He made us all better and I hope his legacy lives on forever.

  4. Pamela Sherwood

    Last one leave Michigan please turn out the lights/ January 1980

  5. Dalton Sr

    I have always believed that as mayor Coleman Young said he was the greatest Governor this state ever had and will never be equaled