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Owen Cleary

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Owen Jenks Cleary (February 4, 1900 – September 10, 1961) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. Biography Cleary was born in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan to Patrick Roger Cleary and Helen (Jenks) Cleary, and was married to Marie DeWaele. Cleary graduated from Cleary College, which had been founded by his father, and Owen Cleary eventually worked for the school. Owen Cleary served in the U.S. Army during World War I. In 1938 he became president of Cleary University when his father retired. During World War II, the Governor of Michigan asked him to raise troops to replace the Michigan National Guard which had been called up to serve in the War and Cleary served as a brigadier general. Cleary was also a lawyer and a candidate in the primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan in 1946. Cleary served as chair of the Michigan Republican Party from 1949 to 1953. He was a delegate to 1952 Republican National Convention and an alternate to the 1956 conventio
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