Former Rep. Lindy Boggs, champion of civil rights, dies; also was ambassador to the Vatican

  • Updated: July 27, 2013 - 7:20 PM

WASHINGTON — Former Rep. Lindy Boggs, a plantation-born Louisianan who used her soft-spoken grace to fight for civil rights during nearly 18 years in Congress after succeeding her late husband in the House, died Saturday. She was 97.

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