Legislator Details

George Defer
Number of sessions served 1
Gender: Male
Age at election: 47

Vital Records Information:

Date: 12/15/1879
City: Detroit, MI
County: Wayne County, MI
Country: US
Date: 5/2/1927
City: Lansing, MI
County: Ingham County, MI
Country: US
Type of Burial:

Marital Information:
married Julia Mary Anne about 1905; widower in 1920

Number of Children: 0


Military Service:
Occupation: businessman, real estate
Race: Caucasian or White

schools of Detroit

Biographical Sketch:
Son of Peter and Martha (Lockwood) Defer. Trustee and village president (9 years)of Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan; elected 1919 and served 9 consecutive terms, ending in 1927. He also served as Grosse Pointe township treasurer; justice of the peace and township school board member (1921-24). He served for 3 years, 4 months during the Spanish American War

Notable Facts:
Died in office. According to Senate Concurrent Resolution 18, p. 955, 1927 Senate Journal he died 5/2/1927. Defer school in Grosse Pointe Park was named for him.

Sessions Served:

Chamber: Senate
Party: Republican
Committees Served On: Banks and Corporations , Cities and Villages , Executive Business , Insurance , Michigan State College, State Sanatariums
Postions Held:

City of Residence: Detroit
County of Residence Wayne
District: 1
District Description: 17th, 19th and 21st wards of Detroit and townships of Gratiot and Grosse Pointe in Wayne County

Date Elected: 11/2/1926
Date Sworn In: 1/5/1927
Date Left Office:

Reason for Leaving Office: Died
End of Term Status: Departed

Maritial Status: Unknown
Notes: Senator Defer died May 2, 1927 Chair of the Committees on Cities and Villages; and State Sanatariums


PolGryd; USCen 1900, 1910, 1920; DetNews 5/3/1927 p.1, includes photo; DFP 5/3/1927 p.1, includes photo; WWIDraftRegCds1917-18