Hillary Clinton, Pelosi to speak at Rep. Slaughter's funeral on Friday

Rep. Louise Slaughter, who served New York's 25th District for 31 years, died Friday. (Photo: Louise Slaughter's Office)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHAM/AP) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Georgia Congressman John Lewis will be among the speakers at the funeral of New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter.

Slaughter's office announced Wednesday that the dignitaries will join family and friends in speaking at Friday's service at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester.

The 88-year-old Democrat died last Friday at a Washington hospital after falling at her home the previous week.

Slaughter represented parts of western New York for 31 years and was the first woman to chair the House Rules Committee. She was her party's top member on the panel when she died.

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Calling hours are being held Wednesday and Thursday at a Rochester funeral home. The funeral service, set for the theater's Kodak Hall, is open to the public.

More information about the times, dates and locations can be found here.

AP-WF-03-21-18 1742GMT

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