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Richard DeVos

AKA Richard Marvin DeVos, Sr.

Born: 4-Mar-1926
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, MI
Died: 6-Sep-2018
Location of death: Ada, MI
Cause of death: Infection
Remains: Buried, DeVos Family Memorial Garden, Ada, MI

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Philanthropist
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Co-Founder of Amway

Military service: US Army Air Corps (1944-46)

Father: Simon DeVos (electrician, d. 1962 heart attack)
Mother: Ethel Dekker
Sister: Bernice Heys
Sister: Janice Courts
Wife: Helen DeVos (m. 1953)
Son: Dick DeVos (b. 21-Oct-1955)
Son: Daniel DeVos
Daughter: Suzanne DeVos VanderWeide ("Cheri")
Son: Doug DeVos

    High School: Grand Rapids Christian High School, Grand Rapids, MI
    University: Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI (1947)
    Trustee: Northwood University

    Amway Co-Founder
    Member of the Board of Alticor
    Member of the Board of Amway
    Americans for a Republican Majority
    Ashcroft 2000
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Bush-Quayle '92
    Business-Industry PAC
    Council for National Policy
    Direct Selling Association
    Elizabeth Dole Committee
    Federalist Society
    Free and Strong America PAC
    Friends of George Allen
    Friends of Giuliani Exploratory Committee
    Friends of Joe Lieberman
    Friends of Katherine Harris
    Friends of Mark Foley
    Friends of Newt Gingrich
    George W. Bush for President
    Gerald R. Ford Foundation Honorary Trustee
    Grow PAC
    The Heritage Foundation
    Intercollegiate Studies Institute Honorary Trustee
    John McCain 2008
    National Constitution Center Board of Trustees
    National Republican Senatorial Committee
    New Republican Majority Fund
    Newt 2012
    Pete Coors for Senate
    Progress for America Voter Fund
    Prosperity PAC
    Reagan-Bush '84
    Republican National Committee
    Restoring the American Dream Board of Advisors
    Romney for President
    Romney Victory Inc.
    Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee
    Santorum 2006
    Straight Talk America
    Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
    Tom Delay Congressional Committee
    The Western Way PAC
    Clare Boothe Luce Award 9-Apr-2010
    Heart Bypass Operation 1983
    Heart Attack 1992
    Heart Bypass Operation 1992
    Heart Transplant 1997
    DeVos Family
    Dutch Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Diabetes

    Orlando Magic Owner

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