Dickinson Wright's Richard Van Dusen was long a star in Michigan's legal firmament. Daughter Amanda has developed a formidable reputation in her own right at Miller Canfield. But the family's illustrious roots go much deeper than we in Michigan generally knew. The New York Times tells the story in The Van Dusens of Amsterdam, and pinpoints Richard and Amanda in an interactive timeline.
Painting: Martin Van Buren, by G.P.A. Healy. 1858. White House.