1. Zoom in of John Dingell looking on as a portrait of him is unveiled and those in attendance applauding
Washington – 29 July 2015
2. STILL of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi standing with Dingell while holding up the gavel Dingell used 50 years ago when Medicare legislation was passed during an event marking the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid
Detroit – 6 November 2012
3. STILL of Dingell addressing supporters during the Michigan Democratic election night party as his wife, Debbie Dingell, looks on
Washington – 13 June 2013
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. John Dingell, (D) Michigan:
"Some 57 years ago, my fellow citizens elected me to serve in the Congress of the United States. That is the highest and most directly elected office in the Constitution. And I've been lucky to receive their trust 29 more times."
Washington – 23 March 2010
5. President Barack Obama signs the Affordable Care Act with a smiling Dingell seated next to him
Washington – 12 June 1979
6. STILL of John Dingell talking about President Jimmy Carter during an interview in his Capitol Hill office
Auburn Hills, Michigan – 7 February 2019
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Professor David Dulio, Oakland University:
"John Dingell has a tremendous legacy in the United States Congress. He was a member for 59 years. He served Michigan incredibly well, did a number of things for the state. But, beyond that, he meant a lot to the institution of Congress and the nation."
Washington – 7 May 2014
8. STILL of Dingell at an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Former Michigan Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history, has died. He was 92.
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell says her husband died at his Dearborn home on Thursday.
Dingell was dubbed "Big John" for his imposing 6-foot-3 frame and sometimes intimidating manner. The Democrat was a master of legislative deal-making and a staunch advocate for the U.S. auto industry.
Among the landmark laws he supported were Medicare, the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act.
"John Dingell has a tremendous legacy in the United States Congress," Oakland University political science professor David Dulio said Thursday. "He was a member for 59 years. He served Michigan incredibly well, did a number of things for the state. But, beyond that, he meant a lot to the institution of Congress and the nation."
Dingell first was elected in 1955, to fill the House seat vacated by his late father. The family tradition continued when his wife, Debbie, was elected to replace him in his Detroit-area district after he retired in 2014.
Along with his wife, Dingell is survived by two daughters, two sons and several grandchildren.
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