Lindy Boggs was a descendant of the Louisiana's first governor, she was born and raised on a plantation, she was a child of privilege who spent her life fighting for human rights, social justice and against government and public corruption. She went to Washington in 1940 as the wife of a congressman but she was nor ordinary congressional spouse she worked behind the scenes for the civil rights act. women's equality and economic justice.
When her powerful husband Hale Boggs died in a plane crash in 1973 she was elected to complete his term and held the seat until she retired in 1991. Throughout her congressional career she worked for the same issues she had before holding office. She was a leading light in congress and a role model for future Congresswomen. Upon her retirement they named a room in the capital building after her.
In 1997 she was appointed Ambassador to the Vatican she held that post until 2001.
I posted some links so we can learn a little something about this remarkable women.
Oh....she is also Cokie Roberts mom.
We need a couple of dozen people like Lindy Boggs in Congress these days.