May 16, 1929 – Congressman John Conyers, Jr.
Congressman John Conyers, Jr. The former Dean of the US House of the House of Representatives was born May 16, 1929 in Highland Park, Michigan. Conyers represented Michigan’s 13th district from 1965 until December 5, 2017 when he resigned after sexual harassment charges . Upon resigning, after 53 years in congress, Conyers was the longest serving member of the US Congress at that time. Conyers introduced the first bill in congress to make Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday a national holiday.