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File #: 20-0224    Version: 1 Name: Resolution to rename the East Stadium Bridges located between the 500 and 700 block of East Stadium Boulevard the “John D. Dingell, Jr. Memorial Bridges”
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/3/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/3/2020 Final action: 2/3/2020
Enactment date: 2/3/2020 Enactment #: R-20-037
Title: Resolution to Rename the East Stadium Bridges located between the 500 and 700 block of East Stadium Boulevard the "John D. Dingell, Jr. Memorial Bridges"
Sponsors: Christopher Taylor, Zachary Ackerman, Kathy Griswold, Jack Eaton, Julie Grand, Jane Lumm, Anne Bannister, Ali Ramlawi, Chip Smith, Elizabeth Nelson
Title
Resolution to Rename the East Stadium Bridges located between the 500 and 700 block of East Stadium Boulevard the "John D. Dingell, Jr. Memorial Bridges"
Memorandum
Former Congressman John D. Dingell passed away on February 7, 2019 after serving the State of Michigan and the people of the city of Ann Arbor for 59 years as a member of the United State House of Representatives. This resolution memorializes action by the Ann Arbor City Council to rename the East Stadium Bridges in his honor as recognition and appreciation for his decades of service to our state and our city.
Staff
Prepared by: John Fournier, Assistant City Administrator
Approved by: Howard Lazarus, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, John Dingell represented the people of southeastern Michigan with distinction in the House of Representatives for 59 years, from December 13, 1955, to January 3, 2015, making John Dingell the longest serving Member of either chamber of Congress in the history of the United States;

Whereas, The father of John Dingell, the late John David Dingell, Sr., preceded John Dingell in service as a Member of the House of Representatives from March 4, 1933, to September 19, 1955;

Whereas, The wife of John Dingell, Deborah Dingell, succeeded John Dingell on January 3, 2015, and continues to serve as a Member of the House of Representatives;

Whereas, John Dingell, while serving as a page for the House of Representatives, in the Hall of the House of Representatives on December 8, 1941, witnessed President Franklin Roosevelt deliver the iconic address asking for a declaration of war against Japan following the bombing of Pearl Harbor;

Whereas, John Dingell was drafted into the United States Army at the age of 18 and served honorably;

Whereas, John Dingell received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University;

Whereas, John Dingell advocated for affordable health insurance coverage for seniors in the United States, a cause championed b...

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