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Lindy Boggs

American politician

Died when: 97 years 136 days (1168 months)
Star Sign: Pisces

 

Lindy Boggs

Marie Corinne Morrison "Lindy" Claiborne Boggs (March 13, 1916 – July 27, 2013) was a United States politician who served as a member of the U.S.

House of Representatives and later as United States Ambassador to the Holy See.She was the first woman elected to Congress from Louisiana.

She was also a permanent chairwoman of the 1976 Democratic National Convention, which met in New York City to nominate the Carter-Mondale ticket.

She was the first woman to preside over a major party convention.Boggs was the widow of former Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives Hale Boggs, and the mother of four children: Cokie Roberts (a television journalist);

Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. (a lobbyist);Barbara Boggs Sigmund, a mayor of Princeton, New Jersey, and an unsuccessful candidate in the 1982 New Jersey Democratic senatorial primary election (won by Frank Lautenberg); and William Robertson Boggs, who died as an infant on December 28, 1946.

Boggs is one of only two female U.S.Representatives from Louisiana, the other being Catherine Small Long.


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