James J. Blanchard Living Library

The Michigan Political History Society

The goals of the Living Library are to record the stories, experiences, and observations of major political figures in Michigan and to make these interviews available online, giving everyone the opportunity to learn more about Michigan’s rich political history. Accordingly, interviews with people who have observed or chronicled Michigan’s political history – as well as participated actively – have been recorded on DVD and distributed to local cable stations, state universities and other interested broadcast outlets. These interviews are also now online for all to enjoy at any time.

Videos and Profiles

To view individual interviews, select from the listing below:

About the Michigan Political History Society:

Roberta E. Stanley

John Kaczynski


Dan Stump

Linda J. Cleary
(517) 282-4520
[email protected]

Ms. Suzy Avery
Mr. Scott Bean
Mr. Dennis Cawthorne
Mr. Don Cooper*
Mr. Peter Dewan
Ms. Jean Doss
Hon. Curtis Hertel, Jr.*
Ms. Kathleen Johnston-Calati
Mr. John Kaczynski
Mr. Pete Kuhnmuench*
Mr. Robert LaBrant*
Mr. Larry Lee
Mr. Paul Long
Mr. Richard McLellan*
Ms. Sharman Moore*
Mr. Dave Murley*
Mr. Mark Murray*
Ms. Brandy Nash
Ms. Gina Nelson
Mr. Ted O’Dell
Mr. Dan Papineau*
Mr. Jack Schmitt
Dr. Joe Schwarz
Ms. Kerry Ebersole Singh*
Ms. Roberta E. Stanley
Mr. Dan Stump
Mr. MoReno Taylor
Ms. Jody Weissler DeFoe
*Indicates Emeritus Member (Past President)