John Dingell Of Michigan, Longest Serving Member Of Congress, To Retire

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Congressman John Dingell of Michigan.

Congressman John Dingell of Michigan.

Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The longest serving member of congress, is retiring.

Democrat John Dingell of Michigan, indicates he’ll step down at the end of this year.

The 87 year old Dingell is in his 29th term in congress representing his southeastern Michigan district.

He began his tenure when he replaced his father 58 years ago.

Dingell is one of only two World War Two veterans still serving in Congress, the other being Texas Congressman Ralph Hall.

Michigan’s senior US Senator Carl Levin says he has known no better person in government during his time in Congress.

Governor Rick Snyder says Dingell has shown the unique ability to put politics aside and work across party lines to help improve the quality of life for those he represents.

Last June, Dingell became the longest serving member of Congress in history when he reached 20-thousand, 997 days of service.

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