Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of the U.S. Congress, passed away Thursday at 92.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of John David Dingell, Jr., former Michigan Congressman and longest-serving member of the United States Congress,” the office of his wife, Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, said in a statement. “Congressman Dingell died peacefully today at his home in Dearborn, surrounded by his wife Deborah. He was a lion of the United States Congress and a loving son, father, husband, grandfather, and friend. He will be remembered for his decades of public service to the people of Southeast Michigan, his razor sharp wit, and a lifetime of dedication to improving the lives of all who walk this earth.”
Our thoughts and our prayers are with the Dingell family, and we ask the Lord to bless them as they cope with their loss.
Dingell was the dean of the U.S. House of Representatives, when he retired in 2014 after nearly 60 years in public service.
Dingell served with every president since Dwight Eisenhower until he retired during the Obama era.
He was known for fighting government waste and fraud, helping to take down top presidential aides while he was chairman of a powerful investigative panel. His Wife Debbie succeeded him in representing the 12th Congressional District.