Flags across Alabama flying at half-staff to honor John Dingell, Jr

John Dingell speaks at a 2013 press conference

John Dingell speaks at a 2013 press conference

"We will miss you Mr. Chairman".

Mrs Dingell did not attend President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday, deciding to stay with her husband as his health deteriorated. In January, he noted the negative 7-degree temperature in Hell, Michigan, and retweeted a tweet from the Detroit Free Press that said the "Detroit Lions are going to win the Super Bowl" now that Hell had frozen over.

"Today, the great State of MI said farewell to one of our greatest leaders".

His peers in MI and beyond remembered Dingell following the announcement of his death. Sen.

The Dearborn Democrat had been battling prostate cancer that metastasized. "He was my one and only true love", she wrote.

Those who worked for Dingell said he was never just a boss.

The political legacy of the Baby Boomer generation is bucking the post-Great Depression and post-WWII status quo-all while claiming that their way is how it's always been-despite older folks like John Dingell raising the alarm about repealing policies which have proven to work.

He has also become active on Twitter in his retirement, regularly tweeting about politics and the University of MI football team he loves.




Michigan Democrat was a legislative icon.

DK: I know I was a young kid.

Dingell has been in and out of the hospital multiple times since retiring from Congress. The nation's longest serving Congressman died Thursday night. While there were areas where we disagreed, I had no doubt that John's passion and positions were well founded. "I remember he said shooting a rifle is a lot like legislating. My heart and prayers go out to Debbie and the entire Dingell family".

His wife, Rep. Debbie Dingell, added that she was with him at their home in Dearborn.

The Michigan Democrat was a driving force behind many key liberal laws, notably health programmes.

Not five decades ago, much of the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth - our own Great Lakes - were closed to swimming and fishing and other recreational pursuits because of chemical and bacteriological contamination from untreated industrial and wastewater disposal.

Gov. Holcomb also asks businesses and residents across the state to lower their flags to half-staff to honor him. "I'm only left with more questions". "It used to bother my wife, but oversight was something we did uniquely well".

He became known as a dealmaker, chairing the Energy and Commerce Committee, and working on major pieces of legislation, from the 1964 Civil Rights Act to the Clean Air Act and the Affordable Care Act. Dingell sat by the side of President Barack Obama when he signed the bill into law in 2010.

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