Charles Gibb OAKMAN, Congress, MI (1903-1973)


OAKMAN, Charles Gibb, a Representative from Michigan; born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 4, 1903; attended the public schools and Wayne State University; graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1926; engaged in the real estate and transportation business 1927-1940; member of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors 1941-1952; served as executive secretary to the mayor of Detroit in 1941 and 1942; city controller 1942-1945; served four terms as city councilman 1947-1952; secretary of the Detroit-Wayne Joint Building Authority 1948-1954 and general manager 1955-1973; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third Congress (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1955); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress; died in Dearborn, Mich., October 28, 1973; interment in Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley, Mich.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present