John Dingell, Longest Serving Member Of US Congress, Dies At 92

John Dingell speaks at a 2013 press conference

An avid hunter who opposed his party on gun-control measures, Dingell helped write the 1973 Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, which led to creation of the EPA.

So with that, we give you the greatest hits of John Dingell's colorful Twitter legacy. She said in a statement that Dingell died peacefully at his home in Dearborn, Mich.

Debbie Dingell announced his passing in a statement.

"It was always a relief for me to know that when he and I met with the Senate in conference, we were talking from the same page, believed in the same things, and we were going to fight together", Waxman said in 2009. They hold power - in trust for the people who elected them.

Three former presidents - Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama - expressed their condolences for the long-serving lawmaker. "His respect for his constituents, his colleagues of both parties, and the institutions of Congress are a valuable reminder today of what a noble calling public service can be".

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"John Dingell was a giant legislator on behalf of the people", said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.

Of that time, he served on the Energy and Commerce Committee for almost 58 years, making Dingell the longest-serving member on any congressional committee.

"The Lovely Deborah is insisting I rest and stay off here, but after long negotiations we've worked out a deal where she'll keep up with Twitter for me as I dictate the messages", Dingell wrote on Twitter Wednesday, referencing his wife. After a brief stint in the Army near the end of World War II, the younger Dingell earned his bachelor's and law degrees from Georgetown University.

"I think he will go down in history as one of the most impactful members of the United States Congress", said Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries of NY.

John Dingell responded: 'Buddy, I think you might want to sit this one out'. He was 92 years old. "I was a working-class kid from a Polish neighbourhood in Detroit, and this was quite an event for me", Dingell told Time magazine at the time.

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In 2014, Debbie Dingell won election to succeed her husband in Congress.

Obama awarded Dingell the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014.

Dingell, who had a heart attack in September, had entered hospice care earlier this week, a source close to the family confirmed to CBS News.

In 1986, Dingell summoned Deaver, Reagan's former deputy chief of staff, to testify on whether he had used his connections to the president to help build his lobbying business.

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