Public visitation to be held for longtime Rep. John Dingell

In this July 29, 2015 photo, former Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., speaks at an event marking the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid on Capitol Hill in Washington. A person familiar with the situation says Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress in American history, is receiving hospice care. His wife, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, tweeted Wednesday morning, Feb. 6, 2019, that she was with him at their Michigan home. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A public visitation will be held in Michigan to honor John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in history, who died last week at age 92.

The visitation will be Monday at Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in his hometown of Dearborn, a Detroit suburb. A funeral will be held Tuesday at a local church.

His wife, Rep. Debbie Dingell, says another funeral will be held in Washington and that her husband will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

Her office says former Vice President Joe Biden, Rep. John Lewis of Georgia and Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan will speak at the Tuesday service in Michigan. It says former President Bill Clinton, Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland and former House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio will speak at the Washington service Thursday.

Dingell represented parts of southeastern Michigan in Congress for nearly 60 years before retiring in 2014.

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