John Dingell

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John Dingell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 12th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded by Sander Levin
43rd Dean of the United States House of Representatives
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 1995
Preceded by Jamie L. Whitten
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
Website The Honorable John D. Dingell
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1944–1946
Rank Second Lieutenant

John David "Johnny" Dingell, Jr. (born July 8, 1926) is an American politician. He has been in the United States House of Representatives since 1955. He is the longest-currently-serving member of Congress. He is the longest ever to serve exclusively in the House. He is the second longest-serving member of Congress.

Dingell was born on July 8, 1926 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[2] 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]

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