Richardville honors Dingells record years of service
LANSING ― The Michigan Senate today unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by Sen. Randy Richardville to recognize Congressman John D. Dingell for becoming the longest serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
“Michigan has been fortunate to have Congressman Dingell’s representation in Congress for more than 50 years,” said Richardville, R-Monroe. “He is a statesman who is widely respected by local, state and national leaders from both sides of the aisle. His honorable service and firm adherence to principles provide a true example of what a public servant should be.”
Dingell was sworn into Congress in 1955 after winning a special election to replace his late father, who had served for 12 terms.
“Congressman Dingell has been a key player in the passage of some of the nation’s most important laws,” Richardville said. “He has been a tireless advocate of working Americans for his entire career and has served our country honorably.”
Dingell was born in Colorado Springs, CO in 1926 to the late Congressman John D. Dingell, Sr. and Grace Bigler Dingell. He developed an interest in public office at a young age and began his own career as a page for the U.S. House when he was 12 years old.
Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2009
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