John Dingell

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John Dingell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 12th district
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by Sander Levin
Succeeded by Deborah Dingell
43rd Dean of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by Jamie L. Whitten
Succeeded by John Conyers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 15th district
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick
Succeeded by District eliminated
In office
December 13, 1955 – January 3, 1965[1]
Preceded by John D. Dingell, Sr.
Succeeded by William Ford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 16th district
In office
January 3, 1965 – January 3, 2003
Preceded by John Lesinski
Succeeded by District eliminated
Chairman Emeritus of the House Energy and Commerce Committee
In office
January 5, 2009 – January 5, 2011
Preceded by Position created
Succeeded by Joe Barton
Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee
In office
January 5, 2007 – January 5, 2009
Preceded by Joe Barton
Succeeded by Henry Waxman
In office
January 5, 1981 – January 5, 1995
Preceded by Harley Orrin Staggers
Succeeded by Thomas J. Bliley, Jr.
Personal details
Born John David Dingell, Jr.
July 8, 1926 (1926-07-08) (age 88)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Deborah Dingell
Residence Dearborn, Michigan
Alma mater Georgetown University
Occupation Attorney
Signature
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1944–1946
Rank Second Lieutenant
Battles/wars World War II

John David "Johnny" Dingell, Jr. (born July 8, 1926) is a retired American politician. He served in the United States House of Representatives from December 13, 1955 to January 3, 2015. He is the longest-serving member of Congress. He is the longest ever to serve exclusively in the House.

Dingell was born on July 8, 1926 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[2] He served in the military during World War II. He is the last member of Congress to have been a veteran of World War II, the other is Ralph Hall. Hall also left Congress in 2015. He studied at Georgetown University. Dingell and his wife, Deborah, have a son named Christopher. Dingell now lives in Dearborn, Michigan.

Dingell announced on February 24, 2014 that he would not seek re-election to a 30th term in Congress.[3] His wife announced to run for his congressional seat and won the election in November 4, 2014. His spouse is the first to succeed a spouse in Congress, while the spouse is alive.

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014.

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