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John Conyers, Jr.'s Biography
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John Conyers, Jr.
Wife: Monica; 2 Children: John III, Carl Edward
JD, Wayne State University School of Law, 1958
BA, Wayne State University, 1957
Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 13, 1965-2017
Candidate, Mayor of Detroit, Michigan, 1989, 1993
Founding Member/Dean, Congressional Black Caucus
Member, Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues
Member, Congressional Census Caucus
Member, Congressional Family Caucus
Member, Congressional Human Rights Caucus
Founder, Congressional Out of Afghanistan Caucus
Member, Congressional Progressive Caucus
Member, Congressional Steel Caucus
Founder/Chair, Congressional Universal Health Care Task Force
Member, Congressional Urban Caucus
Member, Democratic Homeland Security Task Force
Former Ranking Member, Judiciary Committee, United States House of Representatives
Member, Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights
Chair, Committee on Government Operations, 1989-1994
Appointed Referee, Workmen's Compensation Department, State of Michigan, 1961-1963
Legislative Assistant, Representative John Dingell, United States House of Representatives, 1958-1961
Served, United States Army Reserves, 1954-1957
Served, United States Army, 1950-1954
Served, Michigan National Guard, 1948-1950
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Executive Board, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 1964-present
Member, Executive Board, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Michigan, 1963-present
Former Vice Chair, Americans for Democratic Action
Vice Chair, National Advisory Council, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Lifetime Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Favorite Type of Music:
Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Monk, Charlie Parker, & progressive bebop
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