Hazen S. Pingree

Hazen Stuart Pingree (1840 - 1901) served as the Republican mayor of Detroit for four terms from 1889 to 1896. He was then elected governor of Michigan and served from 1896 to 1901. On May 11, 1894 employees of the Pullman Company went on strike. There were several attempts made to get the company to arbitrate the issues leading to the strike including from Mayor Pingree who claimed to have telegrams from the mayors of over 50 cities urging the two sides to enter into arbitration. But the Pullman Company refused all efforts to arbitrate the conflict.