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AACHM Oral History: David Rutledge

David Rutledge

David Rutledge was born in 1945 in LaFayette, Alabama and grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He traces his commitment to public service to his experience protesting a segregated lunch counter as a teenager. He attended Tennessee State University and the University of Michigan Law School. Mr. Rutledge has served as Superior Township Supervisor, Ypsilanti State Representative, and as a member of the Washtenaw County Parks Commission and Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees. He dedicates this interview to his parents and his late wife, Gerri.

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Latin American Politicians At League Of Women Voters Tea, October 1962 Photographer: Duane Scheel

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Ann Arbor News, October 16, 1962
SOUTH OF THE BORDER: Mrs. Franklin Moore, president of the League of Women Voters, was hostess in her home on Glendaloch Circle yesterday afternoon at an informal tea given by the League honoring 11 Latin American politicians. From left to right they are Antonio Besil of Argentina, Jose Antonio Ferreiro of Uruguay, Mrs. Moore, Jose Francisco Pena of the Dominican Republic, Augusto Velezmoro of Peru and Vicente Machado of Honduras.
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Legacies Project Oral History: Former U.S. Congressman John Dingell

John Dingell Jr. (D) served in the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the Michigan delegation from 1955-2015. His 60 years in office make him the longest serving member in the history of the House. A long-time member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, including 16 years as Chairman, Dingell was an advocate for environmental issues and a supporter of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Environmental Protection Agency.  Dingell was also the longest serving Dean of the House of Representatives. He passed away on February 7, 2019.               

John Dingell was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2015-2016 as part of the Legacies Project.