LAFAYETTE, La — Flags are flying at half-staff at the Governor's Manson and other state buildings as Louisiana mourns the death of Governor Kathleen Blanco.
Blanco, 76 died Sunday after a lengthy and spirited battle with cancer.
She was Louisiana's first female governor. She also was the first female to be elected to the Louisiana Legislature from Lafayette, and was two of only five women when she got there. She also was the first female elected to the state Public Service Commissioner, and when she got there she was the first woman to be elected chair of the body.
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