Debbie Dingell Biography

Debbie Dingell is a politician who is serving in Michigan’s 12th congressional district since 2015. She is the wife of John Dingell who died in 2019. His husband John Dingell was the predecessor in the seat and was having the record of the longest-serving member of Congress in US history. Debbie Dingell has also worked as a consultant for the American Automobile Policy Council. She was appointed as a super delegate for the democratic national convention in 2012.

Early Life

Debbie Dingell was born on 23rd November 1953 in Detroit, Michigan. Her father’s name is David Insley while her mother’s name is Mary Grace. Debbie enrolled at Grosse Point Academy for basic school education and she graduated in 1975. She has completed her education at Georgetown University.

Debbie Dingell Career

She started her political career in 2000 when she became a member of the Democratic National Committee and chaired herself as the vice president of AI Gore’s campaign in Michigan. In 2004, she helped John Kerry for securing the Democratic primary and general election vote in Michigan. In November 2006, Dingell was elected as the governor of Wayne State University.

When Michigan’s Presidential Primary took place in 2008, Dingell and Senator Carl Levin were both the opponents. They both attempted to garner political influence for Michigan. This resulted in Michigan almost losing its delegates.

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When Carl Levin announced his retirement from his seat in the U.S. Senate at the end of the term of 2015, Dingell acclaimed that she was interested in taking his seat. Thereafter comes a time when the former Michigan Governor named Jennifer Granholm declined his responsibilities.

He is a Politico writer who declared Dingell as one of the front-runners for Democratic nominations. However, she chose not to run for the seat, and later Peters won the position. In 2018, Dingell investigated a law for Consumer Product Safety Commission and gave the authority to recall defective firearms.

In July 2019, Dingell voted against the House resolution that was introduced by Brad Schneider (the representative). Her vote was made to oppose the efforts to boycott the state of Israel targeting its continued occupation of Palestine and later the resolution was passed with 398-17. 

Debbie Dingell Biography

Real Name Deborah Ann Dingell
Birth Date November 23, 1953
Age (as of 2023) 69 Years
Birth Place Detroit, Michigan, United States
Nationality American
Profession Representative
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Sagittarius

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 168 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 65 kg  –  in Pounds –  143 lbs
Shoe Size 6.5 (U.S.)
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Average


Father David Insley
Sister Mary Grace


School Grosse Pointe Academy
College Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who was her husband? John Dingell (m. 1981–2019)
Children Four (Jennifer, Christopher D, Jeanne & John Dingell)
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Personal life

Debbie married a representative named John Dingell. He was 27 years senior to her and they both got married in 1981. She was the second wife of John Dingell. Debbie Dingell was brought up as a Republican but later she became Democratic after marrying Dingell. Their marriage lasted for 38 years until the death of John Dingell on 7th February 2019 at the age of 92.

Debbie Dingell Net Worth

Debbie Dingell is serving in the 12th congressional district of Michigan. Whatever she is earning comes from her political career. She has gained huge fame out of her political career. Dingell has earned a luxurious life and is yet a moderate personality. Though she never disclosed any information regarding her net worth, her estimated net worth (as of 2018) is around $8 million.


  • She happens to be the widow of a famous politician named John Dingell.
  • Despite having an age difference of 27, they lived happily until the death of John Dingell.
  • The exact cause of his death is not known, however, he was 92 years old at the time of his death.
  • Debbie is an active personality who has been involved in many charitable works. She is the founder and past chair of NIH. She is also an active member of the board of directors for Vital Voices Global Partnership.

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