William G. Milliken, who led the state from 1969 to 1983, died on Friday at the age of 97. He was sometimes referred to as Michigan's "gentleman" governor. He is widely remembered as a gracious person, who treated everyone with respect. And he was known for his devotion to the kind of bipartisan leadership that has become increasingly rare in today's divisive political atmosphere. His former policy advisor Bill Rustem described the beliefs that drove Milliken's public life: "The importance of...
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