http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12676.htmlRep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones dies
Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio) died Wednesday at the age of 58, becoming the seventh member of the House to die in office since January 2007.
The daughter of an airport skycap, Tubbs Jones was the first black woman to represent Ohio in the House. Since 2007, she was chairwoman of the House ethics committee and a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee.
Tubbs Jones is the third African-American woman, all Democrats, to die during the 110th Congress, which began in January, 2007. The late Rep. Julia Carson of Indiana died last Dec. 5, and Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald of California died on April 22, 2007.