Flags at half-staff for passing of Lindy Boggs
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.