Gov. Murray D. VanWagoner House, 415 Clifton Blvd. (1925)
VanWagoner House, July 2004. Photo Credit: Kevin S. Forsyth.
Murray Delos VanWagoner (1898–1986) was a civil engineer and state highway commissioner before serving one two-year term as Governor of Michigan, 1941–1942. He enacted legislation establishing the Michigan State Safety Commission “to promote greater traffic safety on public roadways.” In return, the headquarters of the Michigan Department of Transportation in the state capitol complex is named for him.