|43rd Dean of the United States House of Representatives|
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2015
|Preceded by||Jamie Whitten|
|Succeeded by||John Conyers|
|Member of the|
U.S. House of Representatives
December 13, 1955 – January 3, 2015
|Preceded by||John Dingell Sr.|
|Succeeded by||Debbie Dingell|
|Constituency||15th district (1955–1965)|
16th district (1965–2003)
15th district (2003–2013)
12th district (2013–2015)
|Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee|
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2009
|Preceded by||Joe Barton|
|Succeeded by||Henry Waxman|
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||Harley Orrin Staggers|
|Succeeded by||Thomas J. Bliley Jr.|
|Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee|
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2007
|Preceded by||Carlos Moorhead|
|Succeeded by||Joe Barton|
John David Dingell Jr.
July 8, 1926
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
|Died||February 7, 2019 (aged 92)|
Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.
|Resting place||Arlington National Cemetery|
(m. 1952; div. 1972)
Debbie Insley (m. 1981)
|Children||4, including Christopher|
|Relatives||John D. Dingell Sr. (father)|
|Education||Georgetown University (BS, JD)|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1944–1946|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
John David "Johnny" Dingell, Jr. (July 8, 1926 – February 7, 2019) was an 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 was the longest ever to serve exclusively in the House.
Dingell was born on July 8, 1926 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 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, had a son named Christopher.
Dingell announced on February 24, 2014 that he would not seek re-election to a 30th term in Congress. His wife announced to run for his congressional seat and won the election in November 4, 2014. His spouse was the first to replace a spouse in Congress, while the spouse is alive.
References[change | change source]
- Roll Call, Member profile, John Dingell, accessed december 27, 2012
- Finley, Nolan (February 24, 2014). "Michigan's Dingell won't seek re-election to Congress". The Detroit News. Archived from the original on March 21, 2014. Retrieved April 19, 2014.
- "Political giant John Dingell, a congressional legend, dies". Detroitnews.com. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: John Dingell|
- John D. Dingell for U.S. Congress official campaign site
- CD15 Archived 2008-11-27 at the Wayback Machine at Michigan Liberal
- Dingell's account of his civil rights record
- Dingell on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart