Vandenberg, Arthur H.
- Gerald G. Eggert
Vandenberg, Arthur H. (22 March 1884–18 April 1951), journalist and U.S. senator, was born Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of Alpha Hendrick and Aaron Vandenberg, a successful small-scale harness manufacturer. Young Arthur was obliged to go to work at the age of nine when his father’s business failed during the panic of 1893. Even so, Arthur graduated from high school in Grand Rapids and attended the Law School at the University of Michigan for the 1900–1901 school year....