Gary Peters

Birth Name: Gary Charles Peters

Place of Birth: Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 1, 1958

*father – English, Irish, German, Scottish
*mother – French

Gary Peters is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been a U.S. Senator from Michigan, since January 3, 2015, and a Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, since January 28, 2021. He has also been Commissioner of the Michigan Lottery, from April 9, 2003 to August 7, 2007, and a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan, from January 3, 2009 to January 3, 2015, among other duties.

He is the son of Madeleine Aimee (Vignier) and Herbert Garrett Peters, who was a historian and statistician. His father was American. His mother was a French war bride, from Rheims, France. Gary is married to Colleen Ochoa, with whom he has three children.

Gary’s paternal grandfather was Louis Julian Peters (the son of Julian Sidney Peters and Mary McCornac). Louis was born in Michigan. Gary’s great-grandfather Julian was born in Oakland, Michigan, the son of Plineas V. Peters and Eleanor L. Kentner. Mary was born in New Jersey, the daughter of James McCornac and Rachel Smith.

Gary’s paternal grandmother was Florence Rosalie Garrett (the daughter of Robert Clarance Garrett and Maria Louisa Boulware). Robert was born in Virginia, the son of Richard Henry Garrett and Fannie Brumbley Holloway. Maria was born in Caroline County, Virginia, the daughter of Mark Lee Boulware and Rosina Trice.

Sources: Genealogy of Gary Peters (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Gary’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Obituaries of Gary’s father –

History of Gary’s mother –

1 Response

  1. Oaken05 says:

    Here’s his mother; her story is part of the United States’ National WWII Museum:

    And here is Herbet’s obituary with an old picture of the two of them in France, I think:

    And a story (with picture) from the local paper of his passing back in 2011:

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