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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the President on Former Congresswoman and Ambassador Lindy Boggs

Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to the family and loved ones of Lindy Boggs. Her legacy as a champion of women's and civil rights over her nine terms in office as the first woman elected to the United States Congress from Louisiana will continue to inspire generations to come.