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Tuesday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. To celebrate this important occasion, we will host a webinar to examine the remarkable life of Lindy Boggs, who spent nearly two decades in Congress before serving as U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. Among her accomplishments as a U.S. Representative, was her effort to ensure that the Equal Credit Opportunity Act protected women and unmarried women from credit discrimination. She also was the proud wife of former House Majority Leader, Hale Boggs, and the mother of acclaimed journalist, Cokie Roberts, distinguished attorney, Tommy Boggs, and former mayor of Princeton, New Jersey, Barbara Boggs Sigmund.
For Boggs’ lifetime of public service, Capitol Room H-235 was named in her honor, the first time in U.S. history that a woman received this distinction.
To discuss her incredible story and why Congress honored her in such a unique and important way, our program features former Congresswoman, ambassador, and friend, Connie Morella; longtime Boggs staffer, Jan Schoonmaker; and the Curator of the U.S. House of Representatives, Farar Elliott.