Former Michigan Governor William Milliken has reportedly died at the age of 97.
A family spokesperson says that Milliken, the longest-serving Michigan governor in the state’s history, reportedly died at his home in Traverse City. He served as governor for 14 years until 1983 as a moderate Republican.
Milliken was promoted to governor from the lieutenant position in 1969 when Gov. George Romney resigned to join the Nixon administration. He won three elections but did not run again in 1982, retiring from politics at age 59.