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Earl C. Michener

Earl C. Michener
Member of the U.S. House from Michigan's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1933
Preceded by Samuel W. Beakes
Succeeded by John C. Lehr
Member of the U.S. House from Michigan's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1951
Preceded by John C. Lehr
Succeeded by George Meader
Personal details
Born Earl Cory Michener
(1876-11-30)November 30, 1876
Attica, Ohio, U.S.
Died July 4, 1957(1957-07-04) (aged 80)
Adrian, Michigan, U.S.
Resting place Oakwood Cemetery
Adrian, Michigan
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Michigan
George Washington University
Profession Lawyer
Religion Christianity

Earl Cory Michener (November 30, 1876 - July 4, 1957) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Michener was born near Washington, D.C., in 1903 where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. He was admitted to the bar (law) the same year and commenced practice in Adrian. He served as assistant prosecuting attorney for Lenawee County from 1907 to 1910 and prosecuting attorney from 1911 to 1914.

Michener grave

In 1918, Michener defeated incumbent United States District Court for the Eastern District of Illinois.

Michener was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932, losing to Democrat John C. Lehr. Two years later he defeated Lehr, to be elected to 74th Congress and was subsequently re-elected to the seven succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1935 to January 3, 1951. He served as chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary in the 80th Congress. He was not a candidate for re-nomination in 1950.

Earl C. Michener maintained law offices in Adrian, until his death there. He was interred in Oakwood Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel Beakes
United States Representative for the 2nd Congressional District of Michigan
1919 – 1933
Succeeded by
John C. Lehr
Preceded by
John C. Lehr
United States Representative for the 2nd Congressional District of Michigan
1935 – 1951
Succeeded by
George Meader
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