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NMWA Celebrates the Public Service and Commitment of Congressman John Dingell and Deborah Dingell

Feb 13 2019

WASHINGTON—The board and staff of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) offer their deepest condolences to Congresswoman Deborah I. Dingell and her family upon the loss of former Democratic Representative John Dingell of Michigan, the longest-serving member of the United States House of Representatives. John Dingell served in Congress from 1955 until his retirement in 2015, when Deborah (Debbie) Dingell won the election to succeed him in office.

In addition to their service to the country and leadership on many vital issues, the Dingells have been staunch supporters of the museum and its mission to champion women through the arts. Deborah Dingell joined the board of trustees in 1991, and together the Dingells have helped to celebrate the museum’s achievements over the past 27 years.

“Representative John Dingell’s longstanding public service to the nation is laudable and his leadership invaluable,” said NMWA Director Susan Fisher Sterling. “We extend our sympathies to Debbie Dingell at this time. We will always esteem the Dingells’ dynamism, work in Washington, and commitment to women in the arts.”

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National Museum of Women in the Arts