Charles A. Sink Papers

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Charles A. Sink Papers

The materials in this online repository form part of a larger Charles A. Sink manuscript collection held by the Bentley Historical Library. For a more complete index to the materials, please consult the online finding aid.

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Republican member of the state house and the state senate; president of the University Musical Society. This online collection includes digitized versions of analog sound recordings held by the Bentley Historical Library.

Charles A. Sink was born July 4, 1879, in Westernville, NY in Oneida County, and attended high school in Churchville, NY He received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1904. That same year, he began his long association with the University Musical Society, serving first as secretary (1904-07), executive manager (1907-27), and then president (1927-68). In addition, Sink was secretary and business manager of the University of Michigan School of Music (1904-27), then its president (1927-40).

Sink was also politically active. He served in both the state house and senate. He was a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives (1919-20 and 1925-26) and the Michigan Senate (1921-22, 1927-28, 1929-1930). In the legislature, Sink was chairman of the committees on education in both the Senate and House. Here he sponsored legislation affecting the state educational system and institutions. Sink was also a candidate in the 1932 primary for the office of lieutenant governor. Prior to this he was a member of the Republican State Central Committee (1928-32).

Throughout his life, Sink was involved in a variety of community and philanthropic activities. He died December 17, 1972.

Please note:

Copyright has been transferred to the Regents of the University of Michigan.

Access to digitized sound recordings may be limited to the reading room of the Bentley Historical Library, located on the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan.

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