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John David DINGELL, Jr.

(1926- )

DINGELL, John David, Jr., (son of John David Dingell), a Representative from Michigan; born in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo., July 8, 1926; attended Capitol Page School, Washington, D.C., and Georgetown Preparatory School, Garrett Park, Md.; Page, United States House of Representatives, 1938-1943; B.S., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1949; J.D., Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., 1952; United States Army, 1944-1946; lawyer, private practice; research assistant, United States Circuit Judge Theodore Levin, 1952-1953; assistant prosecuting attorney of Wayne County, Mich., 1954-1955; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1956, 1960, 1968, 1980 and 1984; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth Congress, by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father, United States Representative John D. Dingell, Sr., reelected to the twenty-eight succeeding Congresses (December 13, 1955-present); chair, Committee on Energy and Commerce (Ninety-seventh through One Hundred Third Congresses and One Hundred Tenth Congress).

Bibliography

Adams, Harreld S. “The Dingell-Lesinski 1964 Primary Race.” Western Political Quarterly 19 (December 1966): 688-96.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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