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Spotlight on Congressman John Conyers Jr  First African American Dean of Congress In January 2015, Congressman John Conyers Jr, officially became the first African American Dean of Congress. The retirement of U.S. Rep. John Dingell means  that John Conyers Jr. became the Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives after fending off a  primary challenge earlier in 2014.  Conyers,  the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district, has served in Congress since 1965. Read more...More from Black Politics here click here

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