Former Congressman Dingell Papers Go To University Of Michigan Bentley Library

ANN ARBOR, MI (AP) – Former Michigan congressman John Dingell is donating his papers from 59 years in the U.S. House to the University of Michigan.

The Ann Arbor school announced Wednesday that Dingell’s papers and other materials are going to the Bentley Historical Library. The school awarded him an honorary law doctorate Saturday.

The 88-year-old Dearborn Democrat served in the House from December 1955 to December 2014, the longest term of any member in history.

The university says that Dingell’s collection covers 550 linear feet and includes correspondence, copies of bills that Dingell introduced and photos.

Michigan says the Bentley library has the papers of 31 Michigan governors, 15 U.S. senators and 16 members of the U.S. House. They include Dingell’s father, who served in the House in 1933-1955.

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