Remembering ‘Dean’ of Congress John Dingell

February 8, 2019 (Washington, DC) – It is with heavy hearts that we learn of the passing of an American patriot, former U.S. Representative John Dingell.

Former Congressman John Dingell with wife and current Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Gold Medalist John Orton. June 2015

John was the longest-serving member of Congress when he retired in 2015, having represented the people of Michigan for 59 years in office.

Rep. Dingell will forever be remembered as a political giant. We were all enamored with his gregarious personality, quick wit, intellect, and integrity.

As a nation, we remain indebted to John for a number of historic legislative feats and are grateful for his impact and leadership.

Congressman Dingell presents The Congressional Award to youth recipients at his district office. August 2013

It was our privilege to present Congressman John Dingell with The Congressional Award’s Wallop Howard Leadership Award in 2015. The award is presented to individuals in the public sector who “have displayed outstanding commitment to improving the lives of our nation’s young people and providing critical support in The Congressional Award Foundation’s efforts to make the program a national opportunity.”

Our condolences are with John’s wide reaching circle of supporters and particularly our friend and board member, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, during this time of grieving.