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Rep. Louise Slaughter, dead at 88
A Democrat from New York died after he was in the hospital for a head injury.
Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-NY, who had served, died in Congress since 1987, after he confirmed to the hospital with a concussion, at the beginning of this week, Fox News.
Slaughter was 88 and her district had been represented since 1987. According to The Democrat and chronicle, the first of her death, she was reported to be in the hospital with a concussion after a fall.
The top Democrat on the House Rules Committee, where she was chair between 2007 and 2009, she ran for re-election in the fall. Her chief of staff, Liam Fitzsimmons, called her a “force of nature.”
“She was a relentless advocate for Western New York, whose visionary leadership brought infrastructure upgrades, technology and research investments, and two Federal manufacturing Institute in Rochester, transform the local economy for generations to come,” he said in a statement.
“As the first Chairman of the House Rules Committee, Louise won a path to follow that a lot of women. It is difficult to find a segment of society that Louise does not help, in the Form in the course of more than thirty years in Congress, from healthcare to genetic discrimination to historic ethics reforms,” he said.
Born in Kentucky, slaughter had served in the New York State Assembly from 1982-86 and the Monroe County legislature before that.
According to the Democrat and chronicle, gathered them to her house seat in 1986 after the victory of the Republicans, Fred Eckert in a close race, and the first women to represent Western New York in Congress.