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George Edward Bushnell (November 4, 1887 – September 30, 1965) was a member of the Michigan Supreme Court from 1934 to 1955.

Born in Roanoke, Virginia, he graduated from Virginia Tech in 1907 with a degree in engineering. After working for a time at a New York advertising firm: Sperry and Hutchison, Bushnell came to Detroit and studied at the Detroit College of Law. He practiced law in Detroit, Michigan and was involved with the Democratic Party in Wayne County, Michigan. Bushnell served in the Motor Transportation Corps of the United States Army during World War I. Bushnell defeated incumbent justice George M. Clark,[1] and served on the Michigan Supreme Court from 1934 to 1956. Bushnell died in his motel room while attending a Scottish Rite Freemason meeting in Cleveland, Ohio.[2][3] Raised in Taylor Lodge No. 23 at Salem, Virginia in 1909 and served as master of Sojourners Lodge No. 483 of Detroit in 1925. He received his 33° in 1924. Bushnell was a member of the Masonic Service Association European Committee sent abroad in 1945 to investigate the state of the Craft in Europe following the war.

References[]

  1. Gilbert T. Shilson, "History Making Events Marked State Affairs", The Herald-Press (December 30, 1933), p. VI-10.
  2. "George Bushnell". Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society. http://www.micourthistory.org/justices/george-bushnell/. Retrieved 2014-03-14. 
  3. 'G. Bushnell Dies Today,' Ironwood Daily Globe (Michigan), September 30, 1965, pg. 2

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