1970s

Presidents:

  • Robert Heck (1970-1971)
  • Gwen Cheek (1971-1973)
  • Leo Stainer (1973-1975)
  • Ed Morey (1975-1976)
  • Ed Tyll (1976-1977)
  • Norm Smith (1977-1979)
  • Don Clark (1979-1981)

Issues:

  • Proposal D – Drinking age reform proposing a raise in the drinking age from 19 to 21
  • Liability Insurance
    • MLBA insurance company launched in 1979
  • Lottery laws (Michigan Lottery introduction in 1972) – picture
  • Pin ball machine bill (June 21, 1972 – Gov. Milliken signed bill allowing pinball machines in liquor establishments) – picture
  • Purchase age changes:
    • 18 in 1972
    • 19 in 1978
    • 21 in 1978