A Conversation for Michigan, USA

Famous People

Post 1

KnightOfBob

I couldn't help but notice that some names are missing from the list. So here goes:

Charlton Heston, Alice Cooper, General Custer, Thomas Edison, Michael Moore, Bob Eubanks, Ransom Olds, Alfred P. Sloan, Charles Mott, the Dodge brothers, Lee Iacoca, John DeLorean, James Earl Jones, Chief Pontiac, Tim Allen, Pat Paulson, Joe Louis, Theodore Roetchke, Barry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, all the guys from Grand Funk Railroad, Levi Stubbs, Aretha Franklin, Jeff Daniels, and more who I can't think of at the moment.

Also, maybe a mention could be included for Earnest Hemmingway, who spent a lot of time in the state, and Muhammed Ali, who currently resides within the Michigan borders.


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Post 2

khyron1144

She might not be that famous anymore with X-Files only being on in reruns, but Gillian Andersen spent some years in Michigan while growing up.


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Post 3

khyron1144

And well-known, in ska-punk circles at least, ska-punk band Mustard Plug.


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Post 4

shagbark

Then there are those who made a name in Michigan after being born elsewhere:
Herbert H Dow Born 1866 Beleville, Ontario
founder of Dow chemical Co
Ransom E Olds born 1864 Geneva Ohio
father to botyh Oldsmobile and REO Motors
Malcolm X born 1925 Omaha Nebraska
lived from age 3 to age 16 in Michigan


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Post 5

shagbark

also born elsewhere
Gerald R Ford Born Omaha Nebraska 1913- US congressman from Grand Rapids and President of US
Cathy Guisewite cartoonist -born 1950 Ohio, grew up in Midland,MI


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Post 6

shagbark

Native Americans
Chief Pontiac 1712
Chief Okemossmiley - space1788


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Post 7

shagbark

and not to forget Jeff Mallett cartoonist (Frazz)
born Lansing MI 1962


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