Bay City, Michigan
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Notable Bay City residents
- Bob Allman - Chicago Bears (1936) (Bay City Central HS)
- Emil Anneke - German Forty-Eighter and US politician
- Edmund Arnold - the father of modern news design
- Warren Avis - founder of Avis Rent A Car
- Howie Auer — Philadelphia Eagles (1933)
- James A. Barcia - U.S. Representative, state representative, and state senator
- Nathan B. Bradley, first mayor of Bay City, U.S. Representative, state senator
- Madonna Louise Ciccone, a/k/a Madonna - singer, actress was born in Bay City, grew up in Rochester, Michigan<ref>Template:Cite news</ref>
- Eric Devendorf - McDonald's All-American basketball recruit from Bay City Central HS, former starter at Syracuse University
- Spoke Emery - Major League Baseball player.
- Eric Esch - Super Heavyweight Champion boxer, kickboxer, and martial artist.
- Ernie Gust - Major League Baseball player.
- Bill Hewitt - Chicago Bears 1932-1936, Philadelphia Eagles 1937-1939, Phil-Pitt Steagles, Pro Football Hall of Fame.
- Alex Izykowski - 2006 Winter Olympics Bronze Medalist in short track speed skating
- Edward Jablonski, (1923–2004) Noted author, American Music archivist and aviation-aerial warfare historian.
- Jim Kanicki - Cleveland Browns, and New York Giants 1960-62 (Bay City Central HS)
- Katie Lynn LaRoche - Miss Michigan 2010
- John List - mass murderer<ref>Template:Cite news</ref>
- George Kid Lavigne - Boxer, World Lightweight Champion 1896, and inductee of the International Boxing Hall of Fame (1998).
- Terry McDermott - 500m speed skating Gold Medalist in the Innsbruck 1964 Winter Olympics.
- John McGraw - businessman, co-founder of Wenona, Michigan, now part of Bay City, Cornell University philanthropist.
- James Joseph Raby - Rear Admiral, USN
- Robert Rechsteiner (Rick Steiner) and Scott Rechsteiner (Scott Steiner) - professional wrestlers.
- Annie Taylor - The first person to ever go over the Niagara Falls in a barrel, and live to tell the tale.
- Bob Traxler - U.S. Representative, state representative
- Mark Turmell - Video game designer, most notably for NBA Jam
- Glenn Wichman - computer game designer.
- Dennis Wirgowski, NFL Player 1970-1973 New England Patriots & Philadelphia Eagles
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