People from Holland, Michigan

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  1. Teairra Mari

    Teairra Mari


    Teairra Marí (born Teairra María Thomas; December 2, 1987) is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, hip hop model and actress. At the age of 17, Jay Z signed her to Def Jam and she released her first album, Teairra Marí. After disappointing sales, she was let go from her recording contract in the middle of production for her second album Second Round. In 2008, she returned to the music scene with the Pleasure P-assisted single "Hunt 4 U". After constant leaks, she was forced to re-record and re-title a second attempt at her second album At That Point. In 2010, she starred in the film Lottery Ticket alongside rappers Bow Wow and Ice Cube. Since 2010, she has released several mixtapes including features from Nicki Minaj, Soulja Boy, and Gucci Mane.

  2. James Michael

    James Michael


    James Andrew Michael (born September 26, 1967) is an American record producer, songwriter, engineer, mixer, vocalist and musician. He is currently the lead singer of the rock band Sixx:A.M.

  3. Sufjan Stevens

    Sufjan Stevens


    Sufjan Stevens (/ˈsfjɑːn/ SOOF-yahn; born July 1, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He first came to wider recognition with the 2000 album, A Sun Came, which was released on the Asthmatic Kitty label he co-founded with his stepfather. He is perhaps best known for his 2005 album, Illinois, which hit number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, and for the single "Chicago".

  4. Brian Vander Ark

    Brian Vander Ark


    Brian Vander Ark is an American singer-songwriter best known as lead singer for the band The Verve Pipe.

  5. Kirk Cousins

    Kirk Cousins


    Kirk Cousins (born August 19, 1988) is an American football quarterback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Michigan State, where he was the Spartans' starter from 2009 to 2011. He was drafted by the Redskins in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

  6. Betsy Aardsma

    Betsy Aardsma


    Betsy Ruth Aardsma (July 11, 1947 – November 28, 1969) was a 22-year-old American college student who was murdered in the "Stacks" area of Pattee Library at the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania in November, 1969. Her murder remains unsolved.

  7. Erik Prince

    Erik Prince


    Erik Dean Prince (born June 6, 1969) is an American businessman, philanthropist, and former U.S. Navy SEAL officer. Prince was best known for founding the government services and security company Blackwater USA. He served as its CEO until 2009 and later as chairman, until Blackwater Worldwide was sold in 2010 to a group of investors. Prince currently heads the private equity firm Frontier Resource Group and is chairman of Hong Kong-listed Frontier Services Group Ltd. He lives in both Virginia and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

  8. Betsy DeVos

    Betsy DeVos


    Elisabeth "Betsy" DeVos (née Prince) is an American politician, businesswoman, philanthropist, and education activist from the state of Michigan. She has taken a leading role in a number of social, cultural, and political campaigns and organizations; sat on many boards; and served for several years as chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. She is chairman of the Windquest Group, the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, and the American Federation for Children, and is a member of the board of the DeVos Institute for Arts Management at the Kennedy Center.

  9. Rob Renes

    Rob Renes


    Rob Renes (born March 28, 1977 in Holland, Michigan) is a former American football player who was an All-American nose tackle and team co-captain for the University of Michigan Wolverines football team in 1999.

  10. Franklin Cappon

    Franklin Cappon


    Franklin C. "Cappy" Cappon (October 17, 1900 – November 29, 1961) was a college athlete and coach. He played football and basketball at Phillips University and the University of Michigan and coached basketball and football at Luther College (1923–1924), the University of Kansas (1926–1927), the University of Michigan (1925, 1928–1938), and Princeton University (1938–1961).

  11. Morley Jennings

    Morley Jennings


    Morley "Jopsey" Jennings (January 23, 1890 – May 13, 1985) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He attended college at Mississippi State University, where he participated in baseball, basketball, football, and track. Jennings served as the head football coach at Ouachita Baptist University from 1912 to 1925 and at Baylor University from 1926 to 1940, compiling a career college football record of 153–77–18. He was also the head baseball coach at Baylor from 1928 to 1939, tallying a mark of 120–79. From 1941 to 1951, Jennings served as the athletic director at Texas Tech University. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1973.

  12. James DePree

    James DePree


    James "J. D." DePree, also known as Jim DePree, (March 14, 1879 – July 1, 1972) was an American football player and coach of football and baseball. He was the fifth head coach for the University of Tennessee Volunteers football team, coaching the 1905 and 1906 seasons and compiling a record of 4–11–3. While at Tennessee, he started the school's first basketball team and coached the baseball team in 1906.

  13. Pete Hoekstra

    Pete Hoekstra


    Peter "Pete" Hoekstra (born October 30, 1953) is a Dutch-American politician who is a former member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Michigan's 2nd congressional district from 1993 to 2011. Hoekstra is a member of the Republican Party.

  14. Joel Smeenge

    Joel Smeenge


    Joel Andrew Smeenge (born April 1, 1968) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) for the New Orleans Saints and the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played 11 seasons in the NFL from 1990–2000. He played college football at Western Michigan University. Smeenge attended Hudsonville High School along with other notable Hudsonvillian, Major League Baseball's John Vander Wal.

  15. Morris Steggerda

    Morris Steggerda


    Morris Steggerda (September 1, 1900 − March 15, 1950) was an American physical anthropologist. He worked primarily on Central American and Caribbean populations.

  16. Robert James Jonker

    Robert James Jonker


    Robert James Jonker (born 1960) is a United States federal judge.

  17. Paul Ronald Lambers

    Paul Ronald Lambers


    Paul Ronald Lambers (June 25, 1942 – December 1, 1970) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Vietnam War.

  18. Herman Stegeman

    Herman Stegeman


    Herman James Stegeman (January 21, 1891 – October 22, 1939) was a player and coach of American football, basketball, baseball, and track and field athletics, and a college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Beloit College (1915), Monmouth College (1916–1917), and the University of Georgia (1920–1922), compiling a career college football coaching record of 29–17–6. At Georgia, Stegeman was also the head basketball coach (1919–1931), head baseball coach (1919–1920), and head track and field coach (1920–1937).

  19. Albertus van Raalte

    Albertus van Raalte


    Albertus Christiaan van Raalte (October 17, 1811, Wanneperveen, Netherlands – July 27, 1876, Holland, Michigan) was a 19th-century Dutch Reformed clergyman. Van Raalte was first ordained in the Secession Church in 1836, before moving to the United States, and was eventually ordained in the Reformed Church in America. When he visited the lower peninsula of Michigan, he found the area to be what he believed to be ideal for farming, the occupation of many in the Netherlands who were being burdened by high taxes and very little land, so little that farmers could no longer divide their land between their sons as an inheritance. Van Raalte sent home a handbill with such glowing descriptions of the area that many farmers' sons emigrated, cleared the heavily wooded land and found the farming to be fruitful. Van Raalte himself was the spiritual leader for the Protestant, Reformed, Dutch immigrants who founded the city of Holland, Michigan in 1846 and played an important role in establishing the school that would become Hope College.

  20. Charles F. Bowman

    Charles F. Bowman


    Charles F. "Charlie" Bowman (May 3, 1919 – April 8, 2009) was an American businessman who partnered with Orville Redenbacher to create a gourmet popping corn which won a third of the US market for unpopped popcorn by the mid-1970s. The corn was marketed as Orville Redenbacher's.

  21. Gerrard Wendell Haworth

    Gerrard Wendell Haworth


    Gerrard Wendell Haworth (October 11, 1911 – October 25, 2006), better known as G. W. Haworth, was the founder of office furniture manufacturer Haworth.

  22. Ron Schipper

    Ron Schipper


    Ron "Skip" Schipper (August 7, 1928 – March 27, 2006) was an American football coach and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Central College in Pella, Iowa from 1961 to 1996, compiling a record of 287–67–3. Schipper also served as the school's athletic director from 1964 to 1993. During his tenure as head football coach at Central College, he never failed to have a winning season. His teams won 18 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships, enjoyed ten undefeated regular seasons, and won the 1974 NCAA Division III Football Championship; they were national runners-up in 1984 and 1988.

  23. Lisa McMann

    Lisa McMann


    Lisa (Gort) McMann (born February 27, 1968) is an American author.

  24. Tony Gugino

    Tony Gugino


    Tony Gugino (born may 7, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for BC Rilski Sportist of the NBL. He played college basketball for Hillsdale College.

  25. Edgar Prince

    Edgar Prince


    Edgar Dale Prince (1931–1995) was an American businessman. He was the founder of the Prince Corporation.

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