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Politician members in Colorado

John D. Dingell John David Dingell Jr. (1926-2019) — also known as John D. Dingell; "Big John"; "The Truck" — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Trenton, Wayne County, Mich.; Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo., July 8, 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1955-2003 (15th District 1955-65, 16th District 1965-2003, 15th District 2003); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956, 1960, 1968, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Catholic. Polish and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Polish Legion of American Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Knights of Columbus; National Rifle Association. Died, from prostate cancer, in Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich., February 7, 2019 (age 92 years, 214 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Grace Blossom (Bigler) Dingell and John David Dingell; married 1952 to Helen Henebry; married 1981 to Deborah Ann Insley; father of Christopher D. Dingell.
  Political family: Dingell family of Detroit, Michigan.
  Cross-reference: Doug Ross
  John Dingell Drive, in Detroit Metro Airport, Romulus, Michigan, is named for him.  — The John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, in Detroit, Michigan, is named for him.  — The John D. Dingell Jr. Memorial Bridges, which take Stadium Boulevard over State Street and the Ann Arbor Railroad tracks, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Matthew Gilbert Martinez (1929-2011) — also known as Matthew G. Martinez — of Monterey Park, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Fredericksburg, Va. Born in Walsenburg, Huerfano County, Colo., February 14, 1929. Furniture upholstery business; mayor of Monterey Park, Calif., 1974-75, 1980; member of California state assembly, 1981-82; U.S. Representative from California, 1982-2001 (30th District 1982-93, 31st District 1993-2001); defeated in Republican primary, 2000; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988, 1996. Catholic. Hispanic ancestry. Member, Rotary; National Rifle Association. Died, from congestive heart failure, in Fredericksburg, Va., October 15, 2011 (age 82 years, 243 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Matthew Martinez and Helen Martinez; married to Elvira Yorba and Maxine Grant; father of Diane Janet Martinez.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
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The Political Graveyard

The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 320,919 politicians, living and dead.
  The coverage of this site includes (1) the President, Vice President, members of Congress, elected state and territorial officeholders in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories; and the chief elected official, typically the mayor, of qualifying municipalities; (2) candidates at election, including primaries, for any of the above; (3) all federal judges and all state appellate judges; (4) certain federal officials, including the federal cabinet, diplomatic chiefs of mission, consuls, U.S. district attorneys, collectors of customs and internal revenue, members of major federal commissions; and political appointee (pre-1969) postmasters of qualifying communities; (5) state and national political party officials, including delegates, alternate delegates, and other participants in national party nominating conventions; (6) Americans who served as "honorary" consuls for other nations before 1950. Note: municipalities or communities "qualify", for Political Graveyard purposes, if they have at least half a million person-years of history, inclusive of predecessor, successor, and merged entities.  
  The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
  Information on this page — and on all other pages of this site — is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. Users are advised to check with other sources before relying on any information here.  
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