With so many politicians and ballot initiatives calling for a raise in the minimum wage, we thought we’d use this week’s question for a trip down memory lane. Rep. John Conyers, a Michigan Democrat, is the most senior member of Congress. What was the federal minimum wage when he was first elected?
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The answer: Gerald Ford, on April 17, 1976.
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