Thu Feb 7, 2019, 10:35 PM

John Dingell, Nations Longest-Serving Congressman, Dies At 92

Updated 9:16 PM; Posted 9:12 PM

By Ryan Stanton |
DEARBORN, MI – Standing six feet, three inches tall, U.S. Rep. John Dingell was a towering presence in the nation’s capital for decades, with a list of accomplishments to match his longevity.

In a career spanning nearly 60 years, from 1955 until he retired in January 2015, the Michigan Democrat and World War II veteran helped shape landmark legislation in support of the environment, civil rights, the American auto industry and access to health care.


He also was a thorn in his party’s side on gun rights at times. An avid hunter whose kills decorated his office, Dingell was a pro-gun Democrat who once served on the National Rifle Association’s board and picked up endorsements from the gun lobby. The NRA gave him high marks as a staunch defender of the Second Amendment.


RIP John Dingell.

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