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DIGGS, Charles Coles, Jr., a Representative from Michigan; born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 2, 1922; attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1940-1942; atteneded Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn., 1942; United States Army, 1943-1945; graduated from Wayne College of Mortuary Science, Detroit, Mich., 1946; licensed mortician and board chairman of the House of Diggs, Inc.; attended Detroit College of Law, 1950; member of the Michigan state senate, 1951-1954; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth Congress, reelected to the twelve succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation June 3, 1980 (January 3, 1955-June 3, 1980); censured by the Ninety-sixth Congress pursuant to H. Res. 378 on July 31, 1979; chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Ninety-third through Ninety-fifth Congresses); founder and first chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, 1969-1971; operated a funeral home business in Prince Georges County, Md.; died August 24, 1998, in Washington, D.C.; interment in Detriot Memorial Park East, Warren, Macomb County, Mich.