Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the passing of former Ambassador and Congresswoman Lindy Boggs:
“It is with deep sadness that my colleagues, my family, and I learned the news of the passing of Ambassador Lindy Boggs. She was the ‘Lady of the House,’ so highly respected that a room was named in her honor next to Statuary Hall.
“More than anyone in the House, she commanded the respect, admiration and affection of Members on both sides of the aisle. We were blessed to pay bipartisan tribute to Ambassador Boggs in the Capitol on her 97th birthday, March 13, 2013, where she heard praise, enjoyed friends, and shared her thoughts with us. All who were present commented on her regal dignity, her political astuteness, and the personal joy she took in her family.
“Now, she happily joins her husband, Hale, and her daughter, Barbara, both of whom she has sadly missed. I hope it is a comfort to the Boggs family that so many people in the world mourn their loss and appreciate the life of Lindy Boggs.”