List of people from Detroit

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Detroit, as seen from Windsor, Canada

The following is a list of notable people from Detroit, Michigan. This list includes people who were born, have lived, or worked in and around Metro Detroit.

Artists[edit]

Architects[edit]

Ceramists[edit]

Fashion designers[edit]

Painters[edit]

Photographers[edit]

Sculptors[edit]

Textile designers[edit]

Astronauts[edit]

Business, industry, academics, and labor[edit]

Clergy and Religion[edit]

Government and politics[edit]

Movie, radio, television figures and journalists[edit]

Musicians, bands and composers[edit]

Alice Cooper
Madonna

Sports figures[edit]

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American football[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Bodybuilding[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Frisbee[edit]

Golf[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Motorsports[edit]

Professional wrestling[edit]

Olympians[edit]

Soccer[edit]

Swimming and diving[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Track and field[edit]

Writers, novelists and poets[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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  8. ^ "Ella Bully-Cummings". detroithistorical. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  9. ^ "Ralph Bunche". The Nobel Foundation 1950. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  10. ^ Long, John Cuthbert. Roy D. Chapin: The Man Behind the Hudson Motor Car Company. Wayne State University Press, 1945. p. 18.
  11. ^ "Lewis Cass". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  12. ^ "John Conyers". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  13. ^ "Francis X. Desnoyers". City of Green Bay. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  14. ^ "Thomas E. Dewey". National Governors Association. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
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  21. ^ "Saul Green". The Regents of the University of Michigan. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
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  27. ^ "Carl Levin". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  28. ^ "Viola Liuzzo". Unitarian Universalist History & Heritage Society (UUHHS) 1999–2014. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  29. ^ "LORD, Henry William, (1821–1891)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved March 11, 2014.
  30. ^ "LUCKING, Alfred, (1856–1929)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
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  32. ^ "Frank Murphy". supremecourthistory.org. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  33. ^ "Simon J. Murphy, Jr". City of Green Bay. Archived from the original on January 22, 2014. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  34. ^ "NEWBERRY, John Stoughton, (1826–1887)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
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  38. ^ "Augustus B. Woodward". 2014 Detroit Historical Society. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  39. ^ "Coleman Young". biography.com. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  40. ^ "Ray Lane". Michigan Sports Hall Of Fame. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  41. ^ "Songwriter Robert Byrne dies". CMT. June 29, 2005. Retrieved January 8, 2012.
  42. ^ "Fred Arbanas". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  43. ^ "Alan Ball". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  44. ^ "Walter Bender". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  45. ^ "Jerome Bettis". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  46. ^ "Earl Blaik". 2000–2014 Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on May 22, 2014. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  47. ^ "Kevin Brooks". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  48. ^ "Gilbert Brown". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  49. ^ "Richard Byas, Jr". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  50. ^ "Walt Clago". rockislandindependents.com. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  51. ^ "Tony F. Elliott". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  52. ^ "Larry Fitzpatrick". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  53. ^ "Willie Fleming". lionbackers.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  54. ^ "Larry Foote". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  55. ^ "Ed Frutig". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  56. ^ "Antonio Gates". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  57. ^ "Jerry Glanville". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  58. ^ "Ruffin Hamilton". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  59. ^ "MATT HERNANDEZ". profootballarchives.com. Archived from the original on September 10, 2015. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  60. ^ "DEREK HILL". profootballarchives.com. Archived from the original on September 6, 2014. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  61. ^ "Pepper Johnson". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  62. ^ "JASON LAMAR". profootballarchives.com. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  63. ^ "Ray McLean". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  64. ^ "Lou Mihajlovich". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  65. ^ "Harry Newman". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  66. ^ "Paul Rudzinski". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  67. ^ "Barry Sanders". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  68. ^ "Paul Seymour". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  69. ^ "Milt Trost". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  70. ^ "NORM WELLS". profootballarchives.com. Archived from the original on July 23, 2015. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  71. ^ "Arlene Buszka". All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Official Website.
  72. ^ "Kirk Gibson". Pro-Baseball Reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  73. ^ "Al Kaline". Pro-Baseball Reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  74. ^ "Dolores Klosowski". 2005–2014 All American Girls Professional Baseball League Players Association,. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  75. ^ "Charley Lau". Pro-Baseball Reference.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  76. ^ "Mickey Lolich". Pro-Baseball Reference.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  77. ^ "Mary Ann Moore". All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Official Website. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  78. ^ "Hal Newhouser". Pro-Baseball Reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  79. ^ "Milt Pappas". Pro-Baseball Reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  80. ^ "Mary Rini". All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Official Website. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  81. ^ "John Smoltz". Pro-Baseball Reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  82. ^ "Margaret Wenzell". 2005–2014 All American Girls Professional Baseball League Players Association, Inc. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  83. ^ "Connie Wisniewski". 2005–2014 All American Girls Professional Baseball League Players Association, Inc. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  84. ^ "Mark Brisker". 2013 STATS LLC STATS, Inc. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  85. ^ "P.J. Brown". Pro-Basketball Reference . Com. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  86. ^ "Dave DeBusschere". Pro-Basketball Reference . Com. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  87. ^ "Chris Douglas-Roberts". Pro-Basketball Reference . Com. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  88. ^ "George Gervin". Pro-Basketball Reference . Com. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  89. ^ "Jalen Rose". Pro-Basketball Reference . Com. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  90. ^ "Flip Saunders". Pro-Basketball Reference . Com. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
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  92. ^ "Isiah Thomas". Pro-Basketball Reference . Com. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  93. ^ "Gary Waters". csuvikings.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  94. ^ "Chris Webber". Pro-Basketball Reference . Com. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  95. ^ "Lenda Murray". 2009 – 2012 www.About-Muscle.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  96. ^ "Thomas Hearns". biography.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  97. ^ "Joe Louis". 2014 Bio and the Bio logo are registered trademarks of A&E Television Networks, LLC. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  98. ^ "Disc Golf Hall of Fame". Discgolfhalloffame.org. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  99. ^ "Donna Caponi". World Golf Hall of Fame 2014. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  100. ^ "Sid Abel". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  101. ^ "Alex Delvecchio". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  102. ^ "Mike Hartman". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  103. ^ "Derian Hatcher". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  104. ^ "Gordie Howe". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  105. ^ "Vladimir Konstantinov". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  106. ^ "David Legwand". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  107. ^ "Nicklas Lidstrom". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  108. ^ "Ted Lindsay". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  109. ^ "Mike Modano". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  110. ^ "Chris Osgood". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  111. ^ "Brian Rafalski". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  112. ^ "Terry Sawchuk". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  113. ^ "John Vanbiesbrouck". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  114. ^ "James Wisniewski". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  115. ^ "Mike York". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
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  117. ^ "Benny Parsons". 2014 NASCAR Media Group, LLC. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  118. ^ "Terry Gerin". 23, 2014.
  119. ^ "Kevin Nash". 2014 WWE. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  120. ^ "Chris Sabin". 2006–2014 TNA Entertainment, LLC. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  121. ^ "Alex Shelley". 2006–2014 TNA Entertainment, LLC. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  122. ^ "Rick Steiner". 2014 MLive Media Group. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  123. ^ "Scott Steiner". 2006–2014 TNA Entertainment,. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  124. ^ "Barbara Gilders-Dudeck". 2000–2014 Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on January 17, 2014. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  125. ^ "Fletcher Gilders". ohiostatebuckeyes.com. Archived from the original on October 6, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
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  127. ^ "Avery Brundage". 2000–2014 Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on October 20, 2013. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  128. ^ "Henry Carr". 2000–2014 Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on May 22, 2014. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  129. ^ "Marshall Dill". msuspartans.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  130. ^ "Ken Doherty". usatf.org. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  131. ^ "Guy Murray". detroittitans.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  132. ^ "Allen Tolmich". 1996–2014 International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  133. ^ "Delisa Walton-Floyd". 2000–2014 Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on September 25, 2013. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  134. ^ "Lorenzo Wright". 2000–2014 Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on May 27, 2014. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  135. ^ "Boyhood Home of Jeremiah Curtin (1835–1906) (Historic Marker Erected 1973)". Wisconsinhistory.org. Retrieved January 30, 2011.

References and further reading[edit]

  • Gavrilovich, Peter & Bill McGraw (2000). The Detroit Almanac. Detroit Free Press. ISBN 0-937247-34-0.
  • Gavrilovich, Peter & Bill McGraw (2006). The Detroit Almanac, 2nd edition. Detroit Free Press. ISBN 978-0-937247-48-8.
  • Hendricks, Dave (August 15, 2008). "Hidalgo County leads state in jobless rate, job growth | leads, county, rate – Now". 26.218844;-98.232235: TheMonitor.com. Retrieved January 30, 2011.
  • Hill, Eric J. & John Gallagher (2002). AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-3120-3.
  • Meyer, Katherine Mattingly and Martin C.P. McElroy with Introduction by W. Hawkins Ferry, Hon A.I.A. (1980). Detroit Architecture A.I.A. Guide Revised Edition. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1651-4.
  • Poremba, David Lee (2003). Detroit: A Motor City History. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-2435-2.
  • McFeely, William S. (1974). Woodward, C. Vann, ed. Responses of the Presidents to Charges of Misconduct. New York, New York: Delacorte Press. ISBN 0-440-05923-2.