Ted Albert and the 51st State of Superior
By Bruce K. Cox

Ted & SuperiorThe story of Theodore G. Albert (1917-1989), one of seven brothers and three sisters, children of Lebanese immigrants who settled in Ironwood, Michigan at the beginning of the 20th century. His father was a businessman and operated a shoe and clothing shop for many years. Ted went to college after graduating from high school and earned a law degree at the University of Wisconsin. He went into private practice and was elected to serve four terms as Gogebic County prosecuting attorney. From 1948 onwards he was involved in democratic politics and ran unsuccessfully for United States Congress seven times, once as the Human Rights Party candidate. A maverick, he and some of his friends rebelled against the establishment of the Democratic Party in 1958, forming The State Democratic Club of Michigan. As early as 1959 he began pursuing the idea of separate statehood for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and by 1974 he had established The U.P. 51st State of Superior, Inc., to promote independent statehood for the U.P., a movement that reached its peak about 1977. A fascinating story of an ambitious, original and independent thinker, presented in ten chapters, with illustrations, notes on sources, and an index.

Ted & Superior is now available for sale at Agogeebic Press in Wakefield.  You can also find It at these locations:

  • Wakefield Visitors Center, Wakefield, MI
  • Ironwood Book World, Ironwood, MI
  • Stempihar's Spur Station, Bessemer, MI
  • Old Courthouse Museum, Hurley, WI
  • Upper Peninsula Candle Co., Ontonagon, MI
  • Ontonagon Herald, Ontonagon, MI
  • 20th Century Treasures/Old Bank Antiques, Newberry, MI
  • Wilderness Treasures, Pickford, MI
  • Safe Harbor Books, Cedarville, MI
  • Iron County Historical Museum, Caspian, MI
  • Many more Gogebic Range sellers coming soon!


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Details:  120 pages, softcover perfect bound, 6 by 9
ISBN:  978-0-9822390-1-8
Price:   $15.95
Availability:  In Stock. Ships from and sold by Agogeebic Press.