Nightly News   |  July 27, 2013

Former Rep. Boggs dies

Former Rep. Lindy Boggs died Saturday. She was 97. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> a passing of note tonight. former congresswoman and former u.s. ambassador to the vatican lindy boggs has died of natural causes at her home in chevy chase , maryland. boggs who succeeded her husband in the house of representatives after his plane crashed in alaska was the first woman elected to congress in louisiana. she was also active in civil rights issues and the mother of abc news analyst coke roberts. she was 97.