From yesterday's (really this morning's, for it came in at 4:52 am after a long legislative night) MIRS:
"On Dec. 13, 1886, six years after leaving office, Charles M. Croswell, Michigan's 16th governor, died in Adrian. Born in New York, Croswell lost both of his parents at age 7. He studied law and was elected to the post of register of deeds for Lenawee County in 1850 as a Whig.
In 1854, Croswell was a member and secretary of the state convention now famous as the convention "Under the Oaks" at Jackson for the formation of the modern day Republican Party.
In 1872, he became a state representative and speaker of the House. He was nominated by the Republican Party to run for Governor in 1876. He won by 23,000 votes and won re-election in 1878.
- Source: Mich-Again's Day"