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Maj Charles Fitch Hemans
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Birth: Apr. 12, 1896
Mason
Ingham County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 1971
Eaton Rapids
Eaton County
Michigan, USA

Son of Lawton T. and Minnie P. Hemans

He served the US Army in World War I
He was a lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1924; candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1926 & 1928; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1934-41; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 15th District, 1934; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 30th Circuit, 1935; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1936. Implicated in the Michigan legislative bribery scandal in 1944; granted immunity from prosecution and testified that he had bribed many legislators in his hotel bathroom; later, another bribery case against legislators fell apart when he refused to testify and fled to Washington; arrested by FBI agents and arraigned on a federal fugitive witness charge; tried and convicted, and sentenced to four years in prison; pleaded guilty to bribery in 1950 and sentenced to five years probation and a $1,000 fine.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Lawton Thomas Hemans (1864 - 1916)
  Minnie Pauline Hill Hemans (1869 - 1956)
 
Burial:
Maple Grove Cemetery
Mason
Ingham County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section J - Lot 1117
 
Created by: Sandra Moore
Record added: Jan 24, 2009
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To My Dear Great Grandfather,I wish I could have met you... You're daughter, Marilyn, my Grandmother, now lies in Heaven with you. I know how much you loved her and am proud to have had her in my life. Rest in Peace,Your Great Grandaughter, Nicole M. Saul
- Nicole
 Added: Jul. 6, 2012

- Randy Gladstone
 Added: Oct. 2, 2009
Thank you so very much for serving our country.
- Sandra Moore
 Added: Jan. 24, 2009
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