Stephanie Tubbs Jones
US RepresentativeDied when: 58 years 345 days (707 months)
Star Sign: Virgo
Stephanie Tubbs Jones (September 10, 1949 – August 20, 2008) was an American politician who served as the U.S. representative for Ohio's 11th congressional district from 1999 until her death in 2008.
A member of the Democratic Party, her district encompassed most of Downtown and Eastern Cleveland and many of the eastern suburbs in Cuyahoga County, including Euclid, Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights.
She was the first African American woman to be elected to Congress from Ohio.On December 19, 2006, Tubbs Jones was named Chairwoman of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct for the 110th Congress.
She was also a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.On August 19, 2008, Tubbs Jones was found unconscious in her car, having suffered a cerebral hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm.
She was taken to an East Cleveland hospital, where she died the next day.