lindy boggs en St. Louis Cathedral To Host Mass For Lindy Boggs On August 1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A New Orleans mass for veteran stateswoman Lindy Boggs will be celebrated Thursday, August 1, at 11 a.m. at St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square. Visitation begins at 9 a.m.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Boggs often walked to mass at the cathedral from her home on Bourbon Street.</span></p><p>The first woman elected to Congress from Louisiana, Boggs died Saturday at her home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, at age 97.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:06:14 +0000 Eve Troeh 40670 at Fresh Air Remembers Former Louisiana Congresswoman Lindy Boggs Lindy Boggs, the former congresswoman from Louisiana, died Saturday at the age of 97. Boggs came to Washington in 1941, the year her husband, Hale Boggs, began his first term as a Democratic congressman from Louisiana. She was 24 years old.<p>In 1972, on a campaign trip through Alaska, Hale Boggs' plane disappeared, never to be found. Lindy Boggs ran for her late husband's seat and won, becoming the first woman elected to Congress from her state. She remained in Congress through 1990. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 18:27:00 +0000 Terry Gross 40589 at Funeral Preparations Begin For Lindy Boggs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans is preparing a funeral service for former Congresswoman and Vatican Ambassador Lindy Boggs, who died Saturday in her Maryland home. The trailblazing political figure will be buried near the sugar plantation in rural Louisiana where she was born.</span></p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 40547 at Former Louisiana Congresswoman Lindy Boggs Dies At 97 Former Rep. Lindy Boggs, the first woman elected to Congress from Louisiana and an <a href="">ardent civil rights campaigner</a>, has died at age 97.<p>Boggs went to Congress after a special election to succeed her late husband, Thomas Hale Boggs, Sr., who had died in a plane crash in Alaska. Sat, 27 Jul 2013 15:33:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 40432 at Louisiana's First Elected Congresswoman Dies at 97 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. Sat, 27 Jul 2013 13:50:00 +0000 editor 40430 at