Hospital: Congresswoman Tubbs Jones of Ohio Dies after Hemorrhage

By: AP
By: AP
U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio, died Wednesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. Doctors say she had an aneurysm that burst while she was driving Tuesday night. Tubbs Jones was 58-years old.

In this May 8, 2006 file photo, Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio, questions the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections during a meeting in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) _ Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie
Tubbs Jones, the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress,
has died after suffering a brain hemorrhage. She was 58.

An official of the Cleveland Clinic says the hemorrhage was caused by an aneurysm that burst and left her with limited brain function. It happened while she was driving her car in Cleveland Heights Tuesday night.

Tubbs Jones represented Ohio's heavily Democratic 11th District and chaired the House ethics committee.

She was the first black woman to serve on the powerful Ways and Means Committee, where she opposed President Bush's tax cuts and
his efforts to create personal accounts within Social Security.

Tubbs Jones was also a strong critic of the Iraq war and was a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.


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