DETROIT — Last night, former Congressman John Dingell passed away at the age of 92. Congressman Dingell began his political career in 1955 and earned the distinction of being the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, representing Michigan’s southeast communities for more than 59 years before retiring in 2015. In response, state Rep. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit), issued the following statement:

“The loss of Congressman Dingell will be felt for years to come, especially here in southeast Michigan. He served his community faithfully for over half a century, and even after he left office, he was still devoted to that service in a number of other forms. With his support in 1970, my mother, former Rep. Rose Mary C. Robinson, became one of the first two women elected to the Wayne County Board of Commissioners, and he gave countless others the boost they needed to dedicate their lives to public service, and the world is better for it. Here in Detroit, the Dean will never be forgotten; we will honor his memory and respect his legacy by continuing his work.”