Former Michigan Rep. John Conyers, the longest-serving African American in congressional history, died Sunday in Detroit, a family spokesperson confirmed. He was 90. A Democrat, Conyers was first elected in 1964. He was a vocal critic of the Vietnam and Iraq Wars, and was known for being one of the most liberal members of Congress. He also was a founder of the Black Congressional Caucus in 1971, and served on the House Judiciary Committee during the impeachment inquiries against former Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. In 2017, he resigned from Congress, after two women accused him of making unwanted sexual advances; Conyers denied the allegations. He is survived by his wife, Monica, and sons John and Carl.
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