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Retiring Congressman Levin to join University of Michigan school of public policy

Levin to take on teaching, mentor position at university

Michigan Rep. Sander "Sandy" Levin speaks during the "Our First Stand: Save Health Care" rally on Jan. 15, 2017, in Warren, Michigan. (Rachel Woolf/Getty Images)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The University of Michigan announced Monday that Rep. Sander Levin, who announced his retirement on Saturday, will take on a teaching and mentoring role at the school. 

Levin (D-Royal Oak) served in the House for 34 years. He chaired the House Ways and Means Committee, and was in that post in 2010 when the committee played a key role in the passage of the Affordable Care Act. He later served as the ranking Democrat on Ways and Means before stepping aside in 2016.

"I am thrilled that Sandy Levin will be joining us, bringing his many decades of public service to our community," said Michael Barr, dean of the Ford School. "Levin's deep experience will be a great asset to our students and faculty."

In his new role he will teach and mentor students on leadership, international trade, poverty and other issues.

"The Ford School is one of the nation's top public policy schools and I am very much looking forward to working with its faculty and students," Levin said.

Levin was born in Detroit. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago, a master's degree in international relations from Columbia University, and a law degree from Harvard University. He developed a private law practice, served two terms in the Michigan State Senate, and served as an assistant administrator at the Agency for International Development before his election to the U.S. Congress in 1983.

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