For Immediate Release

Contact: Lawrence W. Reed, President
Phone: (989) 631-0900

MIDLAND — Mackinac Center President Lawrence W. Reed today lamented the passing of Herbert D. (Ted) Doan, chairman of Midland’s Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. Reed observed: "Ted Doan was one of those people you meet only a few times in your life who impress you as a one-of-a-kind Renaissance citizen. He could connect with a Nobel laureate as readily as the guy next door. He was always kind, generous, thoughtful, smart and genuinely fun to be around.

"Ted will always be thought of not only as epitomizing Midland’s best, but as a gentleman of boundless character and an ambassador of goodwill to the country and beyond. He never borrowed from integrity to pay for expediency — a trait far too rare in the world these days. We at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy can never forget him for all those things, as well as his strong support of our town and so many institutions like ours."

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is a nonprofit research and educational institute headquartered in Midland, Mich.