Kathleen Blanco: Louisiana Gov Brought Down by Katrina Dies

Blanco, who became Louisiana's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, died Aug. 18, 2019. She was 76.

  • Published 19 August 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Even after Hurricane Katrina ended her political career and as cancer ate away her strength, former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco still described her life as "charmed." With strength in her faith and her family, the state's first elected female governor time and again refused to wallow in disappointment or disaster. Blanco called it an "honor and blessing" to lead Louisiana through the fury and destruction of Katrina. As she knew… Read at AP News