Rep. Kahle attends unveiling of Adrian native and Governor Charles Croswell portrait

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Croswell was the first governor to serve in the present Capitol

State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian attended the unveiling of a portrait of Governor Charles M. Croswell today in the Capitol Rotunda.

Gov. Croswell was born in New York and orphaned at a young age. He moved to Adrian with his uncle and grew up to be a successful lawyer and public servant. Prior to being elected governor in 1876, Croswell served in the Michigan Senate, where he was president pro tempore, and elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Gov. Croswell was the first governor to serve in the current Michigan State Capitol. The building was dedicated in 1879 as Gov. Croswell was sworn into office for a second term.

The new portrait of Gov. Croswell was painted by Capitol artist Joshua Risner.