Former Rep. John Conyers dies

Posted at 5:04 PM, Oct 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-27 17:05:35-04

Former Rep. John Conyers

Former Rep. John Conyers, a longtime Michigan Democrat who represented parts of Detroit for more than 50 years before his resignation in 2017, died Sunday, his son, John Conyers III, told CNN.

A founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Conyers was known as pushing a series of liberal causes, especially from his perch on the Judiciary Committee. He at one time served as chairman of the panel.

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