John Dingell

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John Dingell
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 12th district
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015
Preceded bySander Levin
Succeeded byDeborah Dingell
43rd Dean of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2015
Preceded byJamie L. Whitten
Succeeded byJohn Conyers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 15th district
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byCarolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick
Succeeded byDistrict eliminated
In office
December 13, 1955 – January 3, 1965[1]
Preceded byJohn D. Dingell, Sr.
Succeeded byWilliam Ford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 16th district
In office
January 3, 1965 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byJohn Lesinski
Succeeded byDistrict eliminated
Chairman Emeritus of the House Energy and Commerce Committee
In office
January 5, 2009 – January 5, 2011
Preceded byPosition created
Succeeded byJoe Barton
Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee
In office
January 5, 2007 – January 5, 2009
Preceded byJoe Barton
Succeeded byHenry Waxman
In office
January 5, 1981 – January 5, 1995
Preceded byHarley Orrin Staggers
Succeeded byThomas J. Bliley Jr.
Personal details
Born
John David Dingell, Jr.

(1926-07-08)July 8, 1926
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
DiedFebruary 7, 2019(2019-02-07) (aged 92)
Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Deborah Dingell
ResidenceDearborn, Michigan
Alma materGeorgetown University
OccupationAttorney
Signature
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1944–1946
RankSecond Lieutenant
Battles/warsWorld 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.[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, had a son named Christopher.

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 was the first to replace a spouse in Congress, while the spouse is alive.

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014 by President Barack Obama.

Dingell died of prostate cancer in hospice care in Dearborn, Michigan on February 7, 2019, aged 92.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Our Campaigns - MI District 15 Race - Nov 06, 1962". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  2. Roll Call, Member profile, John Dingell, accessed december 27, 2012
  3. Finley, Nolan (February 24, 2014). "Michigan's Dingell won't seek re-election to Congress". The Detroit News.
  4. "Political giant John Dingell, a congressional legend, dies". Detroitnews.com. Retrieved February 8, 2019.

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