Congresswoman Louise Slaughter Dies At 88

Rep. Louise Slaughter, the first woman to represent Western New York in Congress, has died. She was 88.

The New York Democrat fell at her Washington, D.C. residence last week and sustained an injury, according to her office. She was taken to George Washington University Hospital, where she passed away early Friday morning surrounded by her family.

“To have met Louise Slaughter is to have known a force of nature. She was a relentless advocate for Western New York whose visionary...


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