|48th Governor of Michigan|
January 1, 2011 – January 1, 2019
|Preceded by||Jennifer Granholm|
|Succeeded by||Gretchen Whitmer|
Richard Dale Snyder
August 19, 1958
Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.
|Education||University of Michigan, Ann|
Arbor (BGS, MBA, JD)
Richard Dale Snyder (born August 19, 1958) is an American politician, business executive, venture capitalist, and accountant who was the 48th Governor of Michigan. A member of the Republican Party, he became governor on January 1, 2011 and left office on January 1, 2019.
On April 16, 2020, an article was published in Vice gave details and evidence of corruption, and a cover-up by Snyder, including details of how he was warned repeatedly about the dangerous effects of the decisions he had made about the water supply to the city of Flint during the water crisis. In January 2021, Snyder was criminally charged for his role in the crisis.
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- Luke, Peter (January 1, 2011). "Gov. Rick Snyder celebrates taking office with 'clean slate' at Inauguration". Mlive.com. Retrieved March 20, 2011.
- "One Tough Veep? Snyder Won't Quash Romney Running Mate Rumors". detroit.cbslocal.com. Lansing: CBS Local Media. WWJ. May 3, 2012. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
- Anders, Melissa (May 3, 2012)."Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder as Mitt Romney's vice presidential candidate?", MLive.com. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
- Fonger, Ron (February 20, 2018). "UM report: Gov. Snyder bears 'significant legal responsibility' for Flint water crisis".
- "Michigan's Ex-Gov. Rick Snyder Knew About Flint's Toxic Water - and Lied About It". Retrieved April 16, 2020.
- "Michigan plans to charge ex-Gov. Snyder in Flint water probe". WSAZ-TV. 12 January 2021.