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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)
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
Died February 7, 2019(2019-02-07) (aged 92)
Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.
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. (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]

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