Legialle Mourns the Passing of Louise Slaughter

The U.S. Congresswoman, 88, passed earlier today, local news agencies report. Ms. Slaughter represented the district that encompasses the Dominion of the Maritime Islands.

2010 photo of Congresswoman Slaughter ((Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)

2010 photo of Congresswoman Slaughter ((Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)

“We are sadded to hear of the passing of Mrs. [sic] Louise Slaughter,” The Queen wrote on the official Legialle twitter handle. “She was a champion for women, and a fierce supporter of the great district she represented.”

The trailblazing Democrat was the first female chair of the House Rules Committee, and one of the longest-serving Democrats in Congress. She was serving her 16th term in Congress. A microbiologist, she represented New York’s 25th district which included the City of Rochester. Despite representing the district for 30 years, she retained her trademark Southern twang.

The Queen has ordered the Royal Standard to fly at half-mast for three days.    

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