Marie Corinne Claiborne Boggs (Morrison) (1916 - 2013)

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Nicknames: "Lindy"
Place of Burial: United States
Birthplace: United States
Death: Died
Occupation: Democratic politician
Managed by: Marcy Ellen Davis
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About Marie Corinne Claiborne Boggs (Morrison) --------------------

Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs, usually known as Lindy Boggs (born March 13, 1916) is a United States political figure who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and later as ambassador to the Vatican. She was the first woman elected to Congress from Louisiana. She was also a permanent chairwoman of the 1976 Democratic National Convention,[1] which made her the first female to preside over a major party convention.[2]

She is the widow of former House Majority Leader Hale Boggs, and the mother of three children: Cokie Roberts (a television news commentator), Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr., (a prominent lobbyist), and the late Barbara Boggs Sigmund, a mayor of Princeton, New Jersey, and a candidate in the 1982 New Jersey Democratic senatorial primary election

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Lindy Boggs's Timeline

March 13, 1916
United States
May 27, 1939
Age 23
December 27, 1943
Age 27
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
July 27, 2013
Age 97
- present
Tulane University
- present
US House of Representatives