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AACHM Oral History: Mary McDade, Alma Wheeler Smith, and Nancy Cornelia Wheeler

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 10:55am

Mary Wheeler McDadeMary McDade was born in Columbia, South Carolina in 1939, but grew up in Ann Arbor. Her parents Albert and Emma Wheeler were active in local politics and civil rights. As a college student, McDade helped found the University of Michigan chapter of the NAACP. She moved to Peoria, Illinois with her husband Joe Billy McDade in 1963. After raising four children, she built a career in law. McDade graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law and she has been a justice of the Illinois Appellate Court since 2000.

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Chris Kolb Celebrates Election Win For Michigan House Seat, November 18, 2000 Photographer: Leisa Thompson

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Ann Arbor News, November 18, 2000
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Chris Kolb, the new state legislator for the 53rd district, can't help but smile at Ann Arbor Brewing Company after many democrats won their races in the area.

Chris Kolb Celebrates Election Win For Michigan House Seat, November 8, 2000 Photographer: Leisa Thompson

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Ann Arbor News, November 8, 2000
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Chris Kolb, right, new state legislator for the 53rd District, pumps up the crowd at Arbor Brewing Company after many Democrats won their races in the area.

Train, Trolley Watchers Plan Get-Together

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30
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March
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1971
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House seat draws interest

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26
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August
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1997
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Gov. George Romney and University President Hatcher at Groundbreaking Ceremony for Research Lab in Ann Arbor Research Park, October 1963 Photographer: Eck Stanger

Gov. George Romney and University President Hatcher at Groundbreaking Ceremony for Research Lab in Ann Arbor Research Park, October 1963 image
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Ann Arbor News, October 12, 1963
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Groundbreaking Scene: Gov. George Romney (left) and University President Harlan Hatcher posed today on earth-moving equipment that will be used in construction of a 24,000-square-foot rental facility in Research Park. Romney called local research the "most meaningful type of activity in the state" during a five-minute talk at a groundbreaking ceremony in the park. It signaled immediate start of work.

Commended By Lawmakers

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19
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October
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1965
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