People from Ottawa County, Michigan

Posted May 4, 2011
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  1. Taylor Lautner

    Taylor Lautner


    Taylor Daniel Lautner (/ˈltnər/; born February 11, 1992) is an American actor, model and martial artist. Lautner is best known for playing Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga film series based on the novels of the same name by Stephenie Meyer.

  2. Samuel Marinus Zwemer

    Samuel Marinus Zwemer


    Samuel Marinus Zwemer (April 12, 1867 – April 2, 1952), nicknamed The Apostle to Islam, was an American missionary, traveler, and scholar. He was born at Vriesland, Michigan. In 1887 he received an A.B. from Hope College, Holland, Mich., and in 1890, he received an M.A. from New Brunswick Theological Seminary, New Brunswick, N. J.. His other degrees include a D.D. from Hope College in 1904, a L.L.D. from Muskingum College in 1918, and a D.D. from Rutgers College in 1919.

  3. Dan Bylsma

    Dan Bylsma


    Daniel Brian Bylsma (/ˈblzmə/ BYLZ-mə; born September 19, 1970) is a former professional hockey player and current head coach of the Buffalo Sabres. He also is the former head coach of the United States men's national ice hockey team. Prior to coaching the Sabres, Bylsma was the head coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins, whom he led to a Stanley Cup championship in 2009, just four months after being promoted to Pittsburgh's head coaching position.

  4. D. J. DePree

    D. J. DePree


    Dirk Jan (D. J.) De Pree (1891 – December 10, 1990) was a famous American furniture designer.

  5. Julian Hatton

    Julian Hatton


    Julian Burroughs Hatton III is an American landscape abstract artist from New York City whose paintings have appeared in galleries in the United States and France. The New York Times described his painting style as "vibrant, playful, semi-abstract landscapes" while New York Sun art critic John Goodrich compared him to French painter Bonnard. Hatton's abstract landscapes have been compared to paintings by Arthur Dove and Georgia O'Keeffe because of his "unbridled love of pure, hot color" similar to Gaughin and the Fauves, according to critic Ann Landi of ARTnews. Hatton's vision is of "a nature that you can literally eat with your eyes, eye candy transposed onto the entire world," according to critic Joel Silverstein. Hatton lives and works in New York City.

  6. William Montague Ferry

    William Montague Ferry


    William Montague Ferry, Sr. (September 8, 1796 – December 30, 1867) was a Presbyterian minister and missionary who founded several settlements in Ottawa County, Michigan.

  7. Jack Sprague

    Jack Sprague


    Jack Sprague (born August 8, 1964) is an American racing driver who has competed in all of NASCAR's three top divisions, but is most notable for his success in the Craftsman Truck Series (now Camping World Truck Series). Sprague has finished in the top-ten in the points standings almost every year he has raced in the trucks, and won three championships in 1997, 1999, and 2001 while driving for Hendrick Motorsports. He is currently a free agent, last driving for Wyler Racing.

  8. William Montague Ferry, Jr.

    William Montague Ferry, Jr.


    William Montague Ferry, Jr. (July 8, 1824 – January 2, 1905) was a Michigan and Utah politician and an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

  9. Tim Steele

    Tim Steele


    Tim Steele (born March 1, 1968 in Coopersville, Michigan) is a retired American stock car racer. He won three ARCA Remax Series national championships and raced in NASCAR's highest three series. He was inducted in the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.

  10. Andy Ponstein

    Andy Ponstein


    Andy Ponstein (born May 2, 1976 in Jenison, Michigan) is an American stock car racing driver. A former competitor in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series.

  11. Bill Huizenga

    Bill Huizenga


    William "Bill" P. Huizenga (born January 31, 1969) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 2nd congressional district since 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party. He previously served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2003 to 2009.

  12. Tyson DeVree

    Tyson DeVree


    Tyson DeVree (born November 12, 1984) is a former American football tight end. He was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He last played college football at Colorado.

  13. William VanRegenmorter

    William VanRegenmorter


    William Van Regenmorter (January 29, 1939 – June 18, 2012) was a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Michigan, representing Ottawa County. He served as the representative of Michigan's 55th district from 1982 to 1990 and the 74 district from 2002 to 2006. Between those terms, from 1990 to 2002, he served as senator of the 22nd district. He authored Michigan's Crime Victims Rights Act, which has served as the national model for . He also authored and passed two successful amendments to the Michigan Constitution (art. I, sec. 20 and art. I, sec. 24).

  14. Matt Harmon

    Matt Harmon


    Matt Harmon (born April 4, 1985) is an American professional golfer. He is from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He attended Michigan State University and was the 2007 Big Ten Conference "Player of the Year" for men's golf. Harmon is sponsored by Fibertech Networks, a small telecommunications company headquartered in Rochester, New York.

  15. Alfred Hutty

    Alfred Hutty


    Alfred Heber Hutty (1877–1954) was a 20th-century American artist who is considered one of the leading figures of the Charleston Renaissance.

  16. Dennis A. Reed

    Dennis A. Reed


    Dennis A. Reed was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.

  17. Franklin E. Roach

    Franklin E. Roach


    Franklin Evans Roach (September 23, 1905 - September 21, 1993) was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, geophysicist, professor, and scientist analyzing UFO phenomenon who made significant contributions to the field of aeronomy in upper atmosphere research as one of its fathers. Roach was involved in high explosives physics research connected with the Manhattan Project and later with NICAP and the Condon Committee as part of ufology.

  18. Gerald Van Woerkom

    Gerald Van Woerkom


    Gerald Van Woerkom was a Republican member of both houses of the Michigan Legislature between 1999 and 2010.

  19. Mary Hefferan

    Mary Hefferan


    Mary Hefferan (1873–1948) was an American bacteriologist. She was born in Eastmanville, Ottawa County, Michigan. She received her PhD in zoology from the University of Chicago in 1903.

  20. Arlan Meekhof

    Arlan Meekhof


    Arlan B. Meekhof is a Republican politician from Michigan currently serving in the Michigan Senate and as that chamber's majority leader. He previously served two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives.

  21. Andrew Rowe (ice hockey)

    Andrew Rowe (ice hockey)


    Andrew Rowe (born January 22, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

  22. Kevin DeYoung

    Kevin DeYoung


    Kevin DeYoung (born 1977) is an American Christian Reformed Evangelical theologian and author. The church DeYoung pastors, University Reformed Church (East Lansing, Michigan), recently shifted to the Presbyterian Church in America after previously being a member of the Reformed Church in America. DeYoung is a member of The Gospel Coalition.

  23. Alfred Louis Bush

    Alfred Louis Bush


    Alfred Louis Bush (1849–1902) was a 19th-century industrialist and politician in Los Angeles County, California.

  24. Fred Morton Raymond

    Fred Morton Raymond


    Fred Morton Raymond (March 22, 1876 – February 6, 1946) was a United States federal judge.

  25. Kyle Clement

    Kyle Clement

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    Kyle Clement (born April 10, 1985 in Hudsonville, Michigan) is a former American football defensive tackle. He was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Northwood.

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