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Late Rep. John Dingell hailed at service as 'Mr. Michigan'

The casket of late and former Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., arrives inside the church for a funeral service, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 at Holy Trinity Cat...
Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., center, stands with former President Bill Clinton and former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, during funeral services for ...
The casket of late and former Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., arrives inside the church for a funeral service, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 at Holy Trinity Cat...

The casket of late and former Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., arrives inside the church for a funeral service, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 at Holy Trinity Cat...

Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., center, stands with former President Bill Clinton and former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, during funeral services for ...

The casket of late and former Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., arrives inside the church for a funeral service, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 at Holy Trinity Cat...

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Dingell, the record-long serving congressman who died last week, is being remembered at his funeral service in Washington as "Mr. Michigan" and a fierce defender of the state.

Former President Bill Clinton and former House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio are among the scheduled speakers paying tribute to the Michigan Democrat.

The 92-year-old Dingell served 59 years in Congress, longer than anyone else in U.S. history.

Rep. Fred Upton followed Dingell as chairman of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee. Upton, a Michigan Republican, recalled Dingell's famous remark about the committee: "If it moves, it's energy. If it doesn't it's commerce. We had the world."

About 800 people attended a separate funeral Tuesday in Dearborn, Michigan, where Dingell lived.


Updated : 2021-01-18 17:50 GMT+08:00