On June 8, United States Congressional Representative John Dingell will be the longest serving House of Representatives member of all time
John David Dingell, Jr. (born July 8, 1926) is an American politician who has served in the United States House of Representatives since 1955. Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan, is the Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Dean of the Michigan congressional delegation. He is also the longest-currently-serving member of Congress, the longest ever to serve exclusively in the House and the second longest-serving member of Congress ever. If he serves until June 8, 2013, he will become the longest-serving member of Congress in American history. Currently, he has served for 57 years, 171 days.Dingell’s district was first in western Detroit, but redistricting has successively moved him further into the city’s western suburbs. Since 2013, he has represented Michigan’s 12th congressional district.Dingell is one of three World War II veterans currently serving in Congress, along with New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg and Texas Congressman Ralph Hall.