Kathleen Blanco, first female governor of Louisiana, dead at 76



Former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco who became the state's first female elected governor has died long ago is most widely known for leading Louisiana during and after hurricane Katrina current governor John bel Edwards said in a statement quote I hope history will remember governor Blanco as a tireless advocate for Louisiana who fought fiercely for our state to rebuild in quote after struggling for years with cancer Blanco died Sunday in hospice care in Lafayette she was seventy six

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