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29-Term Dem Rep. John Dingell Retiring Because ‘I Don’t Want People to Say I Stayed Too Long’

The longest-serving representative in the history of Congress will be stepping down at the end of this term.

Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), who turns 88 years old in July, has served in the House for 58 years and 29 terms.
“I’m not going to be carried out feet first,” Dingell told the Detroit News. “I don’t want people to say I stayed too long.”

Dingell is expected to announce at a luncheon in his district today that he’ll retire from the seat he’s held since 1955.

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