WASHINGTON D.S. (CBS SF/KPIX) – Hundreds of heads of state, friends and family members gathered at a memorial service to honor former East Bay Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher, in Washington D.C.
Representative Tauscher was one of the first women to hold a seat on the New York Stock Exchange.READ MORE: Top San Jose Officials Blast Bail Policies After Murder Suspects Released While Awaiting Trial
She resigned from Congress in 2009 and joined the U.S. State Department. She served there until 2012, before joining University of California’s Board of Regents.
Tauscher died on April 29 in Stanford due to complications from pneumonia.READ MORE: Drought Emergency: Water Districts Across Bay Area, California Warned Not To Expect Shipments From State
Former Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton spoke at Tauscher’s memorial about how to continue her legacy.
“It is time to remember Ellen’s voice in our ears, her encouragement, her absolute devotion to helping those who she loved and cared for see their way forward,” said Clinton.
Another memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, May 23 in Walnut Creek.MORE NEWS: COVID: Omicron Variant Found In San Francisco, Are New Travel Rules Looming?
Ellen Tauscher was 67 years old.