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Jindal orders flags flown at half-staff in honor of Boggs

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Gov. Bobby Jindal issued an executive order Monday calling for flags at all Louisiana government buildings to fly at half-staff in honor of former Congresswoman Lindy Boggs.

Boggs died Saturday. She was 97 years old.

Visitation will be on August 1, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Louis Cathedral, with services to follow.  Archbishop Aymond will celebrate the funeral mass.

The Pointe Coupee Parish native served nine terms in the US House of Representatives from 1973 through 1990.

She started her congressional career after she was elected to finish husband Rep. Hale Boggs' term.  His plane disappeared over Alaska in 1972 and he was never found.

During her 18 years on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Boggs pushed for equality for minorities and women. She was on the House committee that amended the 1974 Equal Credit Opportunity Act.

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