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Leon S. Monroe papers

Identifier: UA-10.3.364

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Senior Week magazines for 1958 and 1959, Department of Accounting curriculum information sheet, alumni membership card, an article about Monroe from 1980, State News issue January 2, 1959, commencement programs from 1959, MSU ROTC commissioning program and invitation (June 1959), blue print of Lot 227 Chesterfield Hills, East Lansing (1936), a 1957 ROTC Summer Camp publication from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and a photograph of Third Platoon Company F that appears in the Fort Campbell publication.


  • Creation: 1936, 1957-1961, 1980


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Leon Sabin Monroe, II, was born August 30, 1936 in Lansing, Michigan to Leon Sabin and Myrtle Rice Monroe. He graduated from East Lansing High School in 1954. He attended the University of Michigan's College of Architecture and Design for two years and transferred to Michigan State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1959 majoring in banking and finance. While at Michigan State, Monroe was a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity, and earned a commission in the U.S. Army Reserve through ROTC. For two years he served on active duty as Assistant Adjutant General of the Military District of Washington in Alexandria, Virginia. Returning to Michigan, he began his 26 year career with Michigan National Bank in Lansing. He transferred to the Charlotte Office and attained the rank of Senior Vice President and Charlotte Director. He completed his banking career in the Lansing Office. In 1974, he earned a degree from the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking. Monroe later worked for Eaton County for eight years as the Housing Grant Administrator, assisting low-income homeowners in making their homes more energy efficient.

Monroe married Carol Baxter on September 29, 1979. He was active in many community affairs, including the First Congregational Church in Charlotte, the Charlotte Planning Commission, Charlotte Frontier Days, and the Rotary Club. He was also founding director of the Eaton Community Hospice (now Eaton Community Palliative Care), founding director of Housing Services for Eaton County (now Housing Services Mid-Michigan), and founding director of House of Ruth.

Monroe died February 11, 2016.



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Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Leon S. Monroe Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
M. Badgley Malone
December 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US