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William L. Greenly
GENEALOGY and HISTORY
Michigan Governor 1847-1848
Hon. W. L. Greenly of Adrian, Michigan, was born at Hamilton, Madison County, New York, September 18, 1813. He graduated at Union College, Schenectady, in 1831, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1834. In 1836, having removed to Michigan, he settled in Adrian, where he has since resided. The year following, he was elected State Senator, and served in that capacity until 1839. In 1845 he was elected Lieutenant-Governor of the State; and became acting Governor by the resignation of Governor Felch, who was elected, February, 1847, to the United States Senate. Governor Greenly is a gentleman of high character and attainments. During his official career, he served the State with great acceptability.
American Biographical History of Eminent and Self-Made Men with Portrait Illustrations on Steel, Vol. I-II 1878