Location: Painesdale, Michigan
My relative of interest is George Harma. He was born in Atlantic Mine, Michigan. He attended the Atlantic Mine School. He then attended the Painesdale High School. After graduating from High School, he moved to Detroit. In Detroit he became a florist and opened a flower shop. He also became a real estate broker. He moved back to the Copper Country, where he also dealt in real estate. He then got involved in politics and was elected state representative. As a state representative, he played a large role in getting the funding for the swimming pool for Painesdale High School, and he is believed to be the first person to swim in it. After his career in politics ended, he became a teacher for Painesdale High School.
Contributed by: Alex Harma, South Range Elementary