|Wade Van Valkenburg|
|54th Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives|
January 14, 1953 – December 31, 1956
|Governor||G. Mennen Williams|
|Preceded by||Victor A. Knox|
|Succeeded by||George Van Peursem|
|Member of the Michigan House of Representatives|
|Judge for Michigan's 9th Circuit|
|Born|| January 16, 1899|
|Died|| November 20, 1985 (aged 86)|
|Alma mater|| Detroit College of Law|
University of Michigan
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Wade Van Valkenburg was a Republican politician from Michigan who served as the Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives and as a local judge.
After losing in the primary election in 1944, Van Valkenburg was elected to represent the 1st Kalamazoo district in the State House in 1946 and served until 1956. He was elected Speaker of the House for his final four years.
Nine years after leaving the House, Van Valkenburg became a circuit judge for Michigan's 9th Circuit, which consists of Kalamazoo County, where he served for three years. He was a member of the Freemasons, the Shriners, Kiwanis, and the American Legion.
Van Valkenburg died on November 20, 1985 in Kalamazoo.
In 2004, the Wade Van Valkenburg Trust established a scholarship program for students in Kalamazoo County who have been found guilty of a criminal offense and who can demonstrate how they have overcome adversity in their life.
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