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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.

Contents

Artists and designersEdit

AstronautsEdit

Business, industry, academics, and laborEdit

Clergy and ReligionEdit

Government and politicsEdit

Movie, radio, television figures and journalistsEdit

Musicians, bands and composersEdit

 
Alice Cooper
 
Madonna

Sports figuresEdit

American footballEdit

BaseballEdit

BasketballEdit

BodybuildingEdit

BoxingEdit

FrisbeeEdit

GolfEdit

HockeyEdit

NASCAREdit

Professional wrestlingEdit

OlympiansEdit

SoccerEdit

Swimming and divingEdit

TennisEdit

Track and fieldEdit

Writers, novelists and poetsEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

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  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. 
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  26. ^ "T. John Lesinski". 2001–2014 State of Michigan. Archived from the original on April 3, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
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  28. ^ "Viola Liuzzo". Unitarian Universalist History & Heritage Society (UUHHS) 1999–2014. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
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  34. ^ "NEWBERRY, John Stoughton, (1826–1887)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
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  37. ^ "Augustus B. Woodward". 2014 Detroit Historical Society. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  38. ^ "Coleman Young". biography.com. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  39. ^ "Ray Lane". Michigan Sports Hall Of Fame. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
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  41. ^ "Fred Arbanas". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  42. ^ "Alan Ball". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  43. ^ "Walter Bender". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved May 12, 2015. 
  44. ^ "Jerome Bettis". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  45. ^ "Earl Blaik". 2000–2014 Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on May 22, 2014. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  46. ^ "Kevin Brooks". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  47. ^ "Gilbert Brown". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  48. ^ "Richard Byas, Jr". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  49. ^ "Walt Clago". rockislandindependents.com. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  50. ^ "Tony F. Elliott". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  51. ^ "Larry Fitzpatrick". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  52. ^ "Willie Fleming". lionbackers.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  53. ^ "Larry Foote". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  54. ^ "Ed Frutig". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  55. ^ "Antonio Gates". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  56. ^ "Jerry Glanville". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  57. ^ "Ruffin Hamilton". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  58. ^ "MATT HERNANDEZ". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
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  60. ^ "Pepper Johnson". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  61. ^ "JASON LAMAR". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  62. ^ "Ray McLean". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  63. ^ "Lou Mihajlovich". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  64. ^ "Harry Newman". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  65. ^ "Paul Rudzinski". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  66. ^ "Barry Sanders". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  67. ^ "Paul Seymour". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  68. ^ "Milt Trost". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  69. ^ "NORM WELLS". profootballarchives.com. Archived from the original on July 23, 2015. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  70. ^ "Arlene Buszka". All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Official Website.
  71. ^ "Kirk Gibson". Pro-Baseball Reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  72. ^ "Al Kaline". Pro-Baseball Reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  73. ^ "Dolores Klosowski". 2005–2014 All American Girls Professional Baseball League Players Association,. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  74. ^ "Charley Lau". Pro-Baseball Reference.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  75. ^ "Mickey Lolich". Pro-Baseball Reference.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  76. ^ "Mary Ann Moore". All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Official Website. Retrieved on June 27, 2017.
  77. ^ "Hal Newhouser". Pro-Baseball Reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  78. ^ "Milt Pappas". Pro-Baseball Reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  79. ^ "Mary Rini". All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Official Website. Retrieved on April 12, 2017.
  80. ^ "John Smoltz". Pro-Baseball Reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  81. ^ "Margaret Wenzell". 2005–2014 All American Girls Professional Baseball League Players Association, Inc. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  82. ^ "Connie Wisniewski". 2005–2014 All American Girls Professional Baseball League Players Association, Inc. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  83. ^ "Mark Brisker". 2013 STATS LLC STATS, Inc. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  84. ^ "P.J. Brown". Pro-Basketball Reference . Com. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  85. ^ "Dave DeBusschere". Pro-Basketball Reference . Com. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  86. ^ "Chris Douglas-Roberts". Pro-Basketball Reference . Com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  87. ^ "George Gervin". Pro-Basketball Reference . Com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  88. ^ "Jalen Rose". Pro-Basketball Reference . Com. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  89. ^ "Flip Saunders". Pro-Basketball Reference . Com. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
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  91. ^ "Isiah Thomas". Pro-Basketball Reference . Com. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  92. ^ "Gary Waters". csuvikings.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  93. ^ "Chris Webber". Pro-Basketball Reference . Com. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  94. ^ "Lenda Murray". 2009 - 2012 www.About-Muscle.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  95. ^ "Thomas Hearns". biography.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  96. ^ "Joe Louis". 2014 Bio and the Bio logo are registered trademarks of A&E Television Networks, LLC. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  97. ^ "Disc Golf Hall of Fame". Discgolfhalloffame.org. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  98. ^ "Donna Caponi". World Golf Hall of Fame 2014. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  99. ^ "Sid Abel". www.hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  100. ^ "Alex Delvecchio". www.hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  101. ^ "Mike Hartman". www.hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  102. ^ "Derian Hatcher". www.hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  103. ^ "Gordie Howe". www.hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  104. ^ "Vladimir Konstantinov". www.hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  105. ^ "David Legwand". www.hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  106. ^ "Nicklas Lidstrom". www.hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  107. ^ "Ted Lindsay". www.hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  108. ^ "Mike Modano". www.hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  109. ^ "Chris Osgood". www.hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  110. ^ "Brian Rafalski". www.hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  111. ^ "Terry Sawchuk". www.hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  112. ^ "John Vanbiesbrouck". www.hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  113. ^ "James Wisniewski". www.hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  114. ^ "Mike York". www.hockey-reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  115. ^ "Benny Parsons". 2014 NASCAR Media Group, LLC. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  116. ^ "Terry Gerin". http://prowrestling.about.com/. Retrieved May 23, 2014.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  117. ^ "Kevin Nash". 2014 WWE. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  118. ^ "Chris Sabin". 2006–2014 TNA Entertainment, LLC. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  119. ^ "Alex Shelley". 2006–2014 TNA Entertainment, LLC. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  120. ^ "Rick Steiner". 2014 MLive Media Group. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  121. ^ "Scott Steiner". 2006–2014 TNA Entertainment,. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  122. ^ "Barbara Gilders-Dudeck". 2000–2014 Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on January 17, 2014. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  123. ^ "Fletcher Gilders". ohiostatebuckeyes.com. Archived from the original on October 6, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
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  125. ^ "Avery Brundage". 2000–2014 Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on October 20, 2013. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  126. ^ "Henry Carr". 2000–2014 Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on May 22, 2014. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  127. ^ "Marshall Dill". msuspartans.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  128. ^ "Ken Doherty". usatf.org. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  129. ^ "Guy Murray". detroittitans.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  130. ^ "Allen Tolmich". 1996–2014 International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  131. ^ "Delisa Walton-Floyd". 2000–2014 Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on September 25, 2013. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  132. ^ "Lorenzo Wright". 2000–2014 Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on May 27, 2014. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  133. ^ "Boyhood Home of Jeremiah Curtin (1835–1906) (Historic Marker Erected 1973)". Wisconsinhistory.org. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 

References and further readingEdit

  • 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.