RIP, Lindy Boggs — a true trailblazer who passed away Saturday at age 97. She was the first woman from Louisiana elected to the House and the first woman to manage two inaugural balls. She was a strong champion of women’s rights, fighting for equal pay and the prohibition of sex discrimination. Lindy also fought for racial justice, and was the only white member of Congress representing a black-majority district when she retired. She served as ambassador to the Vatican and was mother of three (journalist Cokie Roberts, lawyer Thomas Hale Boggs Jr. and former Princeton, N.J., Mayor Barbara Boggs Sigmund.)
Read more about her remarkable life in the New York Times.