BREAKING: John Dingell, longest-serving member of Congress, has died at 92

FEBRUARY 7, 2019

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Former Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., the longest-serving member of Congress who played a key role in many pieces of landmark legislation, has died at the age of 92, according to NBC affiliate WDIV. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year.

The article goes on to state the following:

Dingell first arrived to Congress in 1955, taking over the seat held by his father John Dingell, Sr., who had died earlier that year and the younger Dingell continued to serve in the House for more than 59 years. He announced in 2014 that he would not seek re-election and instead his wife, Debbie Dingell, ran for his seat and is now serving her third term.

Dingell just tweeted on Wednesday: “The Lovely Deborah is insisting I rest and stay off here, but after long negotiations we’ve worked out a deal where she’ll keep up with Twitter for me as I dictate the messages. I want to thank you all for your incredibly kind words and prayers. You’re not done with me just yet.”

His wife, Rep. Debbie Dingell, also tweeted the following statement Wednesday: “Friends and colleagues know me and know I would be in Washington right now unless something was up. I am home with John and we have entered a new phase. He is my love and we have been a team for nearly 40 years. I will be taking each day as it comes. We thank people for their friendship and support and ask for prayers and privacy during this difficult time.”

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1 Comment

  1. Suzanne February 7th, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    May God bring the famil6 comfort. R.I.P.

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