Lindy Boggs

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Lindy Boggs
Ambassador Boggs.jpg
5th United States Ambassador to the Holy See
In office
December 16, 1997 – March 1, 2001
PresidentBill Clinton
George W. Bush
Preceded byRaymond Flynn
Succeeded byJim Nicholson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 2nd district
In office
March 20, 1973 – January 3, 1991
Preceded byHale Boggs
Succeeded byWilliam Jefferson
Personal details
Born
Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne

(1916-03-13)March 13, 1916
New Roads, Louisiana, U.S.
DiedJuly 27, 2013(2013-07-27) (aged 97)
Chevy Chase, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Hale Boggs
(m. 1938; his death 1972)
Children4, including Barbara, Tommy, Cokie
EducationTulane University (BA)

Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs (March 13, 1916 – July 27, 2013) was an American politician. She served in the U.S. House of Representatives. She later served as the United States Ambassador to the Holy See. She was the first woman elected to Congress from Louisiana. She was a permanent chairwoman in the 1976 Democratic National Convention. She was the mother of television journalist, Cokie Roberts.

Death[change | change source]

Boggs died on July 27, 2013 in Chevy Chase, Maryland from natural causes, aged 97.[1] A funeral mass was held on August 1, 2013 at St. Louis Cathedral at 615 Pere Antoine Alley in New Orleans. Interment was followed at St. Mary's Cemetery in New Roads.[2] Governor Bobby Jindal ordered all U.S. and state flags in Louisiana to fly at half staff until August 2, 2013 in Mrs. Boggs' memory.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Former Rep. Lindy Boggs champion of civil rights died also was ambassador to the Vatican at Washington Post.com
  2. "Corinne "Lindy" Morrison Claiborne Boggs". obits.nola.com. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
  3. "Jindal orders flags at half staff in honor of Lindy Boggs, July 29, 2013". katc.com. Retrieved August 1, 2013.