Next Baby of the House: Patrick Murphy

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Patrick Murphy of Florida.

Move over, Aaron Schock. Come January, when you begin your third term, you’ll no longer be the youngest guy in the House. That distinction will go to Patrick Murphy, who’s two years younger. He’ll be a member of Congress before he turns 30.

The 29-year-old Florida Democrat unseated one-term Republican Allen West, who conceded defeat earlier today. Amy Collins of the Murphy campaign verified the congressman-elect’s date of birth is March 30, 1983.

When Murphy was born, the House member who’s been serving the longest, Democrat John Dingell of Michigan, had already been in office for nearly 30 years. (Dingell took office in December of 1955, filling the unexpired term of his late father.)

From Bloomberg Government’s Congress Tracker.

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