John Conyers
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John Conyers

Democrat

American politician from Michigan

Detroit, Michigan
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John Conyers

American politician from Michigan
Summary
Experience
Funding
92
Years of Age
52
Years of Experience
MIResidence (state)

John James Conyers Jr. (born May 16, 1929) is an American politician of the Democratic Party who served as a U.S. Representative for Michigan from 1965 to 2017. He is now retired. The districts he represented always included part of western Detroit. During his final three terms, his district included many of Detroit's western suburbs, as well as a large portion of the Downriver area. Conyers served more than 50 years in Congress, becoming the sixth-longest serving member of Congress in U.S. history; he is the longest-serving African American member of Congress. Conyers was the Dean of the House of Representatives. By the end of his last term, he was the last remaining member of Congress who had served since the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson. After serving in the Korean War, Conyers became active in the civil rights movement. He also served as an aide to Congressman John Dingell before winning election to the House in 1964.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 3)  
Wayne State University
Bachelor of Arts
1957
Wayne State University Law School
Bachelor of Laws
1958
primary school

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 7)  
Representative
United States House of Representatives
1965 - 2017
Attorney
1958 - 1964
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

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 19)  
Member
Executive Board, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
1964 - Current
Member
Executive Board, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Michigan
1963 - Current
Former Vice Chair
Americans for Democratic Action
Lifetime Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Vice Chair
National Advisory Council, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Chair
Committee on Government Operations
1989 - 1994
Founder
Congressional Out of Afghanistan Caucus
Founder/Chair
Congressional Universal Health Care Task Force
Member
Congressional Human Rights Caucus
Member
Democratic Homeland Security Task Force
Member
Congressional Urban Caucus
Member
Congressional Steel Caucus
Former Ranking Member
Judiciary Committee, United States House of Representatives
Founding Member/Dean
Congressional Black Caucus
Member
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Member
Congressional Census Caucus
Member
Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues
Member
Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights
Member
Congressional Family Caucus

Campaign Funding

2018
2016
2014
2012
20
18
$172,033
Total Raised
$180,174
Total Spent
$5,337
Cash on Hand

Top Industries

Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics