That from and after the passage of this act, Caleb Eldred, William Meek, Wm. Duncan, H. H. Comstock, Nathaniel Millard, John Clark, F. P. Browning, Anson Brown, John Booth, B. B. Kercheval, Thos. W. Merrill, John S. Twiss, C. H. Swain, Robert Powell, Stephen Goodman, and C. A. Lamb, of said Territory, be, and they and their successors are hereby made, constituted, and established a body politic and corporate, with perpetual succession, by the name and style of Kalamazoo college (being the same body politic and corporate organized as “The Michigan and Huron Institute,”) and that by the name and style of Kalamazoo college they and their successors shall forever be able and capable in law of suing and being sued, impleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, in all suits whatsoever in law and equity, and to have and use a common seal, and to alter the same at pleasure, and that the above named persons and their successors in office shall be the trustees and together shall constitute a board of trustees and shall have and exercise the power and franchise herein granted, until others be, in the same manner herein provided, elected and appointed in their places; that they and their successors shall, by election by ballot, supply all vacancies, whether caused by death, resignation or other means, and said board of trustees, and their successors in office, shall annually appoint from their number a chairman, who shall preside at the meetings of said board of trustees and give the casting vote in case of equal division, who shall have and exercise all the powers conferred by law and by the board of trustees; a secretary who shall register the proceedings of said meetings; and a treasurer who shall keep the books and funds, subject at all times to the control, inspection and government of said board of trustees.
History: 1833, Territorial Laws, Vol. III, approved Apr. 22, 1833 ;-- CL 1948, 390.751 ;-- Am. 1955, Act 50, Imd. Eff. Apr. 29, 1955
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