Thursday, August 21, 2008
STEPHANIE TUBBS-JONES DEAD AT 58
Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs-Jones (D-OH) died Wednesday, August 20, 2008., at 6:12 PM at a Cleveland hospital from a brain hemorrhage caused by an aneurysm. The aneurysm burst in an inaccessible part of the brain which left Tubbs-Jones with limited brain function.
"Throughout the course of the day and into the evening, Congresswoman Tubbs-Jones' medical condition declined," Sheil, a spokesperson said in a statement issued by the clinic and the Tubb-Jones family.
First elected in 1998, the five-term Congresswoman was the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress and served as Chairwoman of the House of Ethics Committee.
She was an ardent supporter of Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential bid, before switching to Sen. Barack Obama in June.
Tubb-Jones had been planning to attend next week's Democratic National Convention in Denver as a Super delegate.
The Black Fist Organization Wishes Our Deepest Condolences To The Family, Friends and Colleagues of Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs-Jones (D-OH) (September 10, 1949 - August 20, 2008.)