John Dingell

John Dingell
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Personal details
Born
John David Dingell, Jr.

Template:Birth date
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
SignatureJohn Dingell's 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

  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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