COUZENS, JAMES, a Senator from Michigan; born in Chatham, Province of Ontario, Canada, August
26, 1872; attended the public schools of Chatham; moved to Detroit, Mich., in 1890; railroad car
checker 1890-1897; clerk in the coal business 1897-1903; was associated with the Ford Motor Co.
in the manufacture of automobiles 1903-1919; president of the Bank of Detroit and director of the
Detroit Trust Co.; commissioner of street railways 1913-1915; commissioner of the metropolitan
police department 1916-1918; mayor of Detroit 1919-1922; appointed November 29, 1922, as a
Republican to the United States Senate and elected on November 4, 1924, to fill the vacancy caused
by the resignation of Truman H. Newberry; on the same day was elected for the term commencing
March 4, 1925; reelected in 1930 and served from November 29, 1922, until his death on October
22, 1936; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1936; chairman, Committee on Civil Service
(Sixty-ninth Congress), Committee on Education and Labor (Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses),
Committee on Interstate Commerce (Seventy-first and Seventy-second Congresses); philanthropist;
died in Detroit, Mich.; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.