Lindy Boggs http://wrkf.org en Ex-Rep. Lindy Boggs: Advocate For Women, Dedicated To Family http://wrkf.org/post/ex-rep-lindy-boggs-advocate-women-dedicated-family Lindy Boggs died Saturday morning. She was 97 years old, had served in Congress for close to 20 years and also as the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, appointed by President Bill Clinton.<p>But those achievements, great as they are, do not begin to sum up the life and accomplishments of Lindy Boggs. As many of you know, she is part of our family at NPR: Her daughter is <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/2101090/cokie-roberts">Cokie Roberts</a>. And she has many friends here, as she does everywhere.<p>Lindy was born in the spring of 1916. Sat, 27 Jul 2013 17:01:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 13959 at http://wrkf.org Ex-Rep. Lindy Boggs: Advocate For Women, Dedicated To Family Louisiana's First Elected Congresswoman Dies at 97 http://wrkf.org/post/louisianas-first-elected-congresswoman-dies-97 <p>Former Rep. Lindy Boggs of Louisiana, who used the soft-spoken grace of a plantation lady to fight for civil rights during nearly 18 years in Congress, has died. She was 97.</p><p>Her daughter, ABC News journalist Cokie Roberts, says her mother died Saturday of natural causes at her home in Chevy Chase, Md.</p><p>Boggs' years in Congress started with a special election in 1973 to finish the term of her husband, Hale, whose plane disappeared over Alaska six months earlier. Between them, they served a half-century in the House.</p> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 13:50:56 +0000 Associated Press 13955 at http://wrkf.org Louisiana's First Elected Congresswoman Dies at 97