DINGELL, John David

DINGELL, John David
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1894–1955

Biography

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.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Michigan
Michigan Historical Collections, Bentley Historical Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1932-1956, 4 linear feet. The papers include biographical material, speeches, press releases, interviews; and legislative files concerning the bills introduced in Congress by John Dingell. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
Papers: In the Prentiss Marsh Brown Papers, 1902-1973, 28 linear feet. Other authors include John D. Dingell. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
Papers: In the Roy Dikeman Chapin Papers, 1886-1937, 32 linear feet and 7 volumes. Other authors include John D. Dingell. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
Papers: In the Arthur J. Lacy Papers, 1891-1975, 10 linear feet and 1 volume. Other authors include John D. Dingell. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
Papers: In the Blair Moody Papers, 1928-1954 and undated, 31 linear feet. Other authors include John D. Dingell. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
Papers: In the Frank Murphy Papers, 1908-1949; 106 linear feet, 39 volumes, and 2 oversize folders. Other authors include John D. Dingell. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
Papers: In the George Murphy Papers, 1911-1961, 15 linear feet and 1 volume. Other authors include John D. Dingell. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
Papers: In the Rudolph Edward Reichert Papers, 1907-1962, 18 linear feet. Other authors include John D. Dingell. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Banister, Gerald G. "The Longest-Tenured Polish-American Congressman." Polish American Studies 21 (January-June 1964): 38-40.

United States. 84th Cong., 2d sess., 1956. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of John David Dingell, Sr., late a Representative from Michigan. Washington: Govermnent Printing Office, 1956.

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