Governor Kim Sigler
Kim Sigler (1894-1953), a native of Schuyler, Nebraska, received his law degree from the University of Detroit, in 1918. While attending law school, Sigler worked at Henry Ford's Highland Park plant. He first practiced law in Detroit, where he worked in the office of Edwin Denby, former secretary of the Navy, and Judge Arthur Webster. In 1922 his family moved to Hastings. A democrat at the time, he was elected Barry County prosecutor for three successive terms. In 1928 he unsuccessfully ran against Wilber M. Bruckner for attorney general. In the late 1920s Sigler took office as city attorney, serving in that capacity for over ten years. He returned to private practice and moved to Battle Creek in 1943.