1950s

1954 Office: moved to 218 W. Ionia – Lansing, MI

Presidents:

  • Jack Fogarty (1950-1951)
  • John DeGroot (1951-1952)
  • Don Hinter (1952-1953)
  • M. Lalas (1953-1954)
  • J. “Puppy” Bills (1954-1955)
  • Clifton O’Clair (1955-1956)
  • Ray O’Reily (1956-1957)
  • Charles Baldwin (1957-1958)
  • Ralph Froh (1958-1959)
  • Eddie Rhodes (1959-1960)

Issues:

  • Women allowed to bartend in 1955
  • 1955: won automatic renewal of licenses annually without approval of local legislative board
  • Defeated Sunday and midnight closing laws