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Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, Through the Years, in Photos

The first chairwoman of the House Rules Committee is dead at 88

Rep. Louise M. Slaughter is dead at 88. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call 2015 file photo)

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:

UNITED STATES - JULY 28: From left, New York Reps. Gregory Meeks, Joe Crowley, Louise Slaughter, Paul Tonko, and Nydia Velazquez, cheer on the floor of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa., on the final night of the Democratic National Convention, July 28, 2016, at which Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton addressed the crowd. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
July 28, 2016: From left, New York Reps. Gregory Meeks, Joe Crowley, Louise M. Slaughter, Paul Tonko, and Nydia Velazquez, cheer on the floor of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on the final night of the Democratic National Convention when Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton addressed the crowd. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 18: From left, Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, hold a news conference on the Trans-Pacific Partnership outside of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Nov. 18, 2015: Slaughter, with Reps. Mark PocanRosa DeLauro and Tulsi Gabbard, holds a news conference on the Trans-Pacific Partnership outside of the U.S. Capitol. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 15: From left, Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., and Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., co-chairwoman of the Pro-Choice Caucus, participate in a news conference outside of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2013, to protest "the all-male Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee" who will markup H.R.7, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which would make sweeping restrictions on women's health options across the country." (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Jan. 15, 2013: Rep. Judy Chu, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton and Slaughter, co-chairwoman of the Pro-Choice Caucus, participate in a news conference outside of the House Judiciary Committee to protest “the all-male Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee” who will markup H.R.7, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, flanked by House Democratic leaders, holds a news conference following passage of the House healthcare reform legislation on Saturday night, Nov. 7, 2009.
Nov. 7, 2009: Slaughter, chairwoman of the House Rules Committee, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi — flanked by other House Democratic leaders — during a news conference following passage of the health care law on Saturday night. (CQ Roll Call file photo)
Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., speaks at a news conference with Reps. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., left, Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and Doris Matsui, D-Calif., announcing a House Rules reform package designed to eliminate many of the most damaging and unethical abuses now commonplace in Congress.
March 2006: Slaughter speaks at a news conference with Reps. Jim McGovern, Alcee Hastings and Doris Matsui announcing a House Rules reform package which they say is designed to eliminate many of the most damaging and unethical abuses now commonplace in Congress. (CQ Roll Call file photo)
JANUARY 2006: Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, D-N.Y., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other House and Senate Democrats at a rally at the Library of Congress decrying the "corrupt" Republican Congressional leadership. (SCOTT J. FERRELL/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Jan. 2006: Slaughter, with Sen. Barack Obama, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid,  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other House and Senate Democrats at a rally at the Library of Congress decrying the “corrupt” Republican congressional leadership. (Scotty J. Ferrell/CQ Roll Call file photo)
From left, Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., assemble for a rally on the Cannon Terrace to protect the public radio and television from $100 million of funding cuts proposed for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
June 2005: From left, Rep. Nita Lowey, Sen. Hillary Clinton, Slaughter and Earl Blumenauer assemble for a rally on the Cannon Terrace to protect the public radio and television from $100 million of funding cuts proposed for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. (CQ Roll Call file photo)
2003: Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., is interviewed by Roll Call in her Capitol office.
2005: Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., is interviewed by Roll Call in her Capitol office.
2003: Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., left, along with Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., along with roughly ten other Reps. hold a press conference in front of the Supreme Court, to condemn President Bush for signing the so-called Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act.
2003: Slaughter, along with Rep. Jerry Nadler and other lawmakers, hold a press conference in front of the Supreme Court, to condemn President Bush for signing the so-called Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act.
A CQ Roll Call archive photo of Slaughter.
An undated CQ Roll Call archive photo of Slaughter.

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