Last year, the Michigan Democrat surpassed the late senator Robert C. Byrd (D-W.V.) to become the longest-serving member of either the House or the Senate. He announced in an interview with the Detroit News published Feb. 24 that he will retire at the end of this term.
Feb. 24, 2014"I’m not going to be carried out feet first," Dingell said in an interview with the Detroit News, in which he announced that he intends to retire at the end of the current term. "I don’t want people to say I stayed too long."
First elected in 1955 to succeed his father, Dingell (pictured in this July 18, 2013, file photo) has achieved iconic status in the House, where he has left a mark on historic pieces of legislation ranging from the 1964 Civil Rights Act to the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act, to name a few.Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
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