Longtime Rep. John Dingell Dead at 92; Congressional Colleagues Pay Tribute: ‘A Towering Figure’


John Dingell, the longest-serving member of the House in U.S. history, died Thursday night at the age of 92.

In a statement put out by the office of his wife, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) — who succeeded John in 2015 after he had served 30 terms representing Michigan’s 12th district — announced that her husband passed away at his home in Dearborn, MI.

Members of Congress promptly took to Twitter to salute their longtime colleague. Here is a sampling:

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