I. Forest Akers, 1945Back
I. Forest Akers, 1945
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Subjects: People, Trustees
Description: In 1920 Akers left Reo for the Dodge Brothers. He worked as a sales manager until he was promoted to manager of the Detroit Region in 1930. Eight years later, in 1938, Akers became the Vice President of Chrysler Corporation’s Doge Division. Akers remained at Dodge until his retirement in 1947.
Shortly thereafter, Akers ran as a Republican candidate for the State Board of Agriculture (now known as the MSU Board of Trustees). He was elected in 1939 and continued to serve on the Board until 1957. During an interview with Larry Werner, Sports Editor for the State News, Akers stated that “Serving on the board for 18 years gave me a focal point. Michigan State has served as an outlet for my energies and has been my chief interest for years, and will remain so as long as I live.”
Original Format: Black and white photograph
Resource Identifier: akers 1945.jpg
Collection Number: UA 1.1.1
Rights Management: Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by Michigan State University and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Contributing Institution: University Archives & Historical Collections, MATRIX
Relation: Papers of Forest H. Akers
Contributor: MSU Archives and Historical Collections
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