Lewis H. Fead
Lewis H. Fead was a judge on the circuit court of the 11th district of Michigan who graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1900. When the United States joined the Great War in 1917, Fead volunteered his services to the American Red Cross and served as an ARC Representative at Base Hospital 37 in Nantes, France. The Red Cross provided access to resources for the patients, personnel, nurses, and officers of the hospital, and as Hospital Representative, all Red Cross efforts at Base Hospital 37 were coordinated through Fead. In addition to serving the hospital abroad, he also wrote many letters to his hometown regarding his experiences in France, descriptions of his work, and encouragement to the people back home to continue to volunteer for and fund the American Red Cross. These letters were adapted into newspaper articles and published in his hometown of Newberry, MI. When the war came to an end, Judge Fead continued to laud the Red Cross and their efforts to maintain humanitarian aid during the reconstruction of Europe though he himself resigned from his post and returned to the United States in order to resume his position as a judge. In 1928, he was appointed as Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court where he served until 1937.