Michigan's Longest Serving Congressman Dies

Political icon John Dingell of Dearborn has died at the age of 92.  

He was a staunch advocate for the auto industry, but was adamant that he represented the workers.

Dingell served in the U.S. House for 59 years from 1955 to 2015, longer than anyone in history.  

The office has been held by his family since his father's election in 1933, as his widow, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, won the 2014 election to succeed him.  

He passed away after battling prostate cancer that spread through his body.

Dingell introduced universal healthcare legislation every term to follow one of his father's top priorities and was also was a proud member of the NRA and spearheaded the creation of Medicare, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and helped push the Civil Rights Act through.  

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, has ordered flags lowered to half-staff in his honor.

 

— With files from Metro Source