The life and legacy of John Dingell
Robert Costa and the Washington Week roundtable reflect on the life and legacy of former Representative John Dingell.
Dingell passed away this week at age 92. The Democrat from Michigan was the longest-serving representative in U.S. history, spending nearly 60 years in the chamber. Dingell, a World War II veteran, served in the seat previously held by his father. He twice chaired the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee. He is survived by his wife, Debbie, who holds the House seat he once held.
Panelists note “there’s basically almost no one who’s had that combination of longevity and impact that John Dingell has had,” and remark “he was an American original.”