FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan Rep. Dale Kildee, who served in Congress for 36 years, has died.
He was 92.
Kildee’s demise was introduced Wednesday by his nephew, Rep. Dan Kildee, who succeeded him after his 2012 retirement.
Dale Kildee, a Democrat, was first elected to the Home in 1976 and represented Flint and surrounding areas. He was a highschool trainer earlier than successful election to the state Home and later the state Senate.
“Dale can be remembered for a lot of accomplishments in Congress, however particularly his work to assist early childhood schooling via Head Begin, reform the No Little one Left Behind initiative and promote little one and senior diet packages,” Dan Kildee stated in a press release. “Dale fought fervently for packages to deal with starvation in our nation, establishing the first-of-its-kind summer time diet program in church buildings so children wouldn’t go hungry.”
Dale Kildee is survived by his spouse, Gayle, three kids and grandchildren.