Jul 27, 2013 3:39 PM by katc
Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement today following news that former congresswoman and U.S. ambassador Lindy Boggs passed away.
"Today we lost a legend who served as an inspiration to people throughout the country.
"Lindy Boggs was the epitome of dignity and grace. She helped build the stage upon which so many female elected officials stand today. As a U.S. congresswoman for New Orleans, Lindy was well known and respected by both sides of the aisle because she served with integrity and fairness while always fighting hard for her district. The people of New Orleans will forever be grateful for her tenacity on their behalf.
"She was a national and international treasure, and the world is a better place because she lived.
"I am thankful to have called her a friend, and my thoughts and prayers go out to the Boggs family."