Sanford A. Brown


Sanford “Sandy” Brown is a product of Bay Port.

Sanford Brown was Born in Bay Port, he owned a farm and also Bay Port Lumber Co. He was married to Mildred Harder and had 2 sons, Royce and Lowell. In 1954 he was elected to be the Michigan State Treasurer, He served in this position for 10 years. He also was on the Michigan State Fair Board, Mackinac Bridge Authority, and Governor’s Commission on Intergovernmental relations. Sanford served under Governor’s G. Mennen Williams, John Swainson, and George Romney until the Treasurer position was no longer elected but appointed by the Governor.


He was also the President of the Bay Port Board of Education: organizer of the Bay Port Chamber of Commerce serving as its President for 3 yrs.


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