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New Orleans Congresswoman, Lindy Boggs dead at 97
Written by  // Saturday, 27 July 2013 09:50 //

lindy boggsFormer Rep. Lindy Boggs, former U.S. Congresswoman from New Orleans, who succeeded her late husband in the House, Hale Boggs, died Saturday. She was 97.

 

 

Boggs, died of natural causes.

She had been ambssador to the Vatican during the Clinton administration.

Congresswoman Boggs died of natural causes at her home in Chevy Chase, Md., according to her daughter, ABC News journalist Cokie Roberts.

Boggs' years in Congress started with a special election in 1973 to finish the term of her husband, Thomas Hale Boggs Sr.

Boggs succeeded Hale Boggs after his airplane disappeared over Alaska resulting in her winning a special election.

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