Attended Hope Preparatory School (1888-1889), Hope College (1889-1891); non-career Consul-General of the Netherlands in Chicago (1914-1940); honored with a special convocation by Hope College in 1928 and later received an honorary L.L.D. in 1930; spent time as a lawyer and pharmacist in the Chicago, Illinois, and Menominee, Michigan, areas. Collection contains biographical material, correspondence from correspondents in the Netherlands and the United States, speeches, clippings and programs of events attended by and given in honor of Vennema, and photographs and business cards of his international and professional associates.
Repository citation: Hope College, "H89-1041. Vennema, John (1871-1960). Papers, 1901-1961. 0.25 linear ft." (2013). Collection Registers and Abstracts. Paper 815.
August 26, 2013.