WWII veterans in Congress

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Reps. John Dingell of Michigan (left) and Ralph Hall of Texas are the last World War II veterans in Congress.

With the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) this morning, there are no longer any World War II veterans serving in the Senate.

The remaining WWII veterans are both members of the House of Representatives. They are:

 

 

  • Rep. John Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan
  • Rep. Ralph Hall, a Republican from Texas

 

 

In addition to Lautenberg, the Senate has lost two other WWII veterans in recent months:

 

  • Daniel Inouye, a Democrat from Hawaii, died in December
  • Daniel Akaka, also a Democrat from Hawaii, retired in January

 

The current Congress has the fewest number of veterans overall since World War II.

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