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.