Charles Albert Sink (1879-1972) — also known as Charles A. Sink — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Westernville, Oneida County, N.Y., July 4, 1879. Son of Herman Sink and Caroline (Gleasman) Sink; married, June 18, 1923, to Alva Joanna Gordon. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1919-20, 1925-26; member of Michigan state senate 12th District, 1921-22, 1927-30; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1932; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1936; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948. Congregationalist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Acacia Fraternity; Phi Mu Alpha; Phi Kappa Phi. Died, from a stroke, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 17, 1972. Entombed at Washtenong Memorial Park, Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.

Charles A. Sink was born July 4, 1879, in Westernville, NY in Oneida County, and attended high school in Churchville, NY He received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1904. That same year, he began his long association with the University Musical Society, serving first as secretary (1904-07), executive manager (1907-27), and then president (1927-68). In addition, Sink was secretary and business manager of the University of Michigan School of Music (1904-27), then its president (1927-40).

Sink was also politically active. He served in both the state house and senate. He was a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives (1919-20 and 1925-26) and the Michigan Senate (1921-22, 1927-28, 1929-1930). In the legislature, Sink was chairman of the committees on education in both the Senate and House. Here he sponsored legislation affecting the state educational system and institutions. Sink was also a candidate in the 1932 primary for the office of lieutenant governor. Prior to this he was a member of the Republican State Central Committee (1928-32).

Throughout his life, Sink was involved in a variety of community and philanthropic activities. He died December 17, 1972.