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  • Lindy Boggs, former congresswoman and Vatican ambassador, dies at 97add to reading list  

    Posted on July 27, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    Updated Saturday, Jul 27 at 7:47 PM

    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 and later as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, has died. She was 97.