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Flags at half-staff for passing of Lindy Boggs

3 years 2 months 3 weeks ago July 29, 2013 Jul 29, 2013 Monday, July 29 2013 July 29, 2013 11:30 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal ordered flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of Lindy Boggs, who died this weekend. She was 97.

Boggs, who was born in Pointe Coupee Parish, was the first woman from Louisiana elected to the U. S. House of Representatives, where she served nine terms.

Jindal's office noted that among her accomplishments were the co-founding of the Congressional Woman's Caucus, and that she became the first woman to preside over a national political convention when she chaired the 1976 Democratic National Convention.

She also served as the first female U. S. Ambassador to the Vatican, and served in that capacity from 1997 to 2001.

State flags have been ordered to half-staff until this weekend.

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