Rep. Louise M. Slaughterdied early Friday morning at age 88. The oldest member of Congress and first chairwoman of the powerful House Rules Committee leaves behind a legacy of three decades in Congress.
She fell at her home last week and suffered a concussion, according to her office.
The Democrat, dean of the New York congressional delegation, was a powerful voice for female leaders, women’s health and funding for the arts.
Roll Call went into the archives and gathered photos of her years on the Hill: