Michigan delegation remembers Rep. John Dingell

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Members of Michigan's congressional delegation are remembering the life and service of former Representative John Dingell.

Dingell died Thursday at his home in Dearborn, Michigan.

Dingell was the longest-serving congressman in U.S. history.

Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) said, "John Dingell was a lion of the House, but more important to me, he was a friend."

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI) said of Dingell, "He was a mentor, I grew up watching him."

Dingell's public service began at 18 when he joined the Army in 1944, during World War II.

Dingell is known for his love of Congress, his sense of humor, and respecting those he disagreed with.

Rep. John Moolenaar (R-MI) said, "I will always remember his gracious way of relating to people on both sides of the aisle."

Funerals are planned for Dingell in Michigan and Washington, and his final resting place will be at Arlington National Cemetery.

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