Ohio Rep. Tubbs Jones Dies After Brain Aneurysm

By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2008 6:19 PM CDT
Rep, Stephanie Tubbs Jones was hospitalized Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, after suffering an aneurysm, her spokeswoman said.    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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(Newser) – Ohio Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress, has died of a brain aneurysm, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Tubbs Jones, 58, suffered a brain hemorrhage while driving her car near Cleveland yesterday. The five-term congresswoman, a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton, was also the first black woman to serve on the influential Ways and Means Committee.