Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones Dies

The first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress, Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, has died. She had served in the House since 1998 and had been chairwoman of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.

Huron Hospital and Cleveland Clinic reported that the Congresswoman died from a brain hemorrhage. According to Associated Press reports, "Tubbs Jones, 58, suffered the hemorrhage while driving her car in Cleveland Heights on Tuesday". Her condition worsened during the following days until her death tonight around 6:12 pm Eastern.

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