DINGELL, John David, (1894 - 1955)


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DINGELL, John David, (father of John David Dingell, Jr.), a Representative from Michigan; born in Detroit, Mich., February 2, 1894; newsboy, printer, and newspaperman; engaged in natural-gas pipeline construction; wholesale dealer in beef and pork products; organizer and trustee of Colorado Springs Labor College; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from March 3, 1933, until his death in Washington, D.C., September 19, 1955; interment in Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum, Detroit, Mich.