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  • Associated Press File Photo -- Vice President Al Gore administers the oath of office to Lindy Boggs as ambassador to the Vatican during a ceremony in the Old Executive Office Building in Washington Wednesday Nov. 12, 1997. Boggs' son Tommy holds the Bible during the ceremony as her grandson Paul Sigmund, right, and her daughter Cokie Roberts of ABC Television look on. (AP Photo/Brian K. Diggs)

  • Advocate staff file photo by Richard Alan Hannon -- U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu celebrates victory in this 2002 photo surrounded by Democratic supporters, from left, former U.S. Rep. Lindy Boggs, state Rep. Arthur Morrell, Landrieu's niece Kelsey Cook, Landrieu's mother Verna Landrieu, U.S. Sen. John Breaux and U.S. Rep. William Jefferson.

  • Advocate file photo -- Lindy Boggs reflects on her years of service in Congress in this undated photo.

  • Advocate staff file photo by Bill Feig -- In this copy of a photo Ambassador to the Vatican Lindy Boggs introduces Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to Pope John Paul II.

  • Advocate file photo -- Lindy Boggs addresses delegates at the Democratic National Convention in July of 1976. (Original photo by United Press International)

  • Advocate staff file photo by Bill Feig -- In this March 2002 photo, Lindy Boggs talks about her life's experiences during an interview at her home in the French Quarter.

  • FILE - In this September 30, 2000 file photo, U.S. ambassador to the Holy See Lindy Boggs speaks during a news conference in Rome. Boggs, of Louisiana, who fought for civil rights during nearly 18 years in Congress after succeeding her late husband in the House, died Saturday, July 27, 2013. She was 97. (AP Photo/Massimo Sambucetti, File)

  • Advocate staff file photo by Bill Feig -- Lindy Boggs and daughter Cokie Roberts.

  • Advocate staff file photo by Bill Feig -- A copy of a photo of Lindy Boggs and President Bill Clinton.

  • Advocate staff file photo by Bill Feig -- Copy of a photo of Lindy Boggs and Hale Boggs standing by a tree in front of the home they occupied in Washington, D.C., for many years.

  • Associated Press file photo -- Lindy Boggs, left, dines with Raisa Gorbachev, right, at the Court of Two Sisters in the French Quarter of New Orleans Friday April 18, 1997. In the center is New Orleans city councilwoman Peggy Wilson, who is showing off a Russian nesting doll depicting Mrs. Gorbachev's husband, Mikhail. (AP Photo/Jerry Ward)

  • Advocate file photo -- An undated, early photo of Lindy Boggs as a congresswoman.

  • Advocate file photo by John Boss -- Lindy and Hale Boggs in August of 1970.

  • Advocate file provided photo -- Lindy Boggs by her 1795 home overlooking Bourbon Street. The undated photo was provided for a story on an exhibit at the Louisiana State Museum retrospective of the first 10 years of People magazine.

  • Advocate file photo -- This undated photo shows Lindy Boggs by her congressional campaign sign which listed both her married name of Mrs. Hale Boggs and the name she was known by, Lindy Boggs.