Florence Ruthven Welcomes First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to the University of Michigan, October 1939 Photographer: Eck Stanger
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.
Ann Arbor News, January 27, 1944
Robert Elliott, Jones school ninth grader who some time ago sent plans for a new type plane to President Roosevelt, was a guest of Mrs. Roosevelt during her Detroit visit yesterday. Robert is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Elliott of 516 Detroit St.