LANSING, Mich. – Former Michigan Representative Dale Kildee, who represented his hometown of Flint and the surrounding area in Congress for 36 years, died Wednesday, October 13, 2021. He was 92.
Kildee’s death was announced by his nephew, Rep. Dan Kildee, who succeeded him after his 2012 retirement.
Dale Kildee, a Democrat, was elected to the House in 1976 after serving a dozen years in the state Legislature. He missed very few votes during his congressional career and was a champion for Flint, where he was born and where he taught Latin to high school students before entering politics. He also was a teacher in Detroit.