About Louise Despard Reece
US Congresswoman. She was elected in 1961 as a Representative from Tennessee to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, Brazilla C. Reece, and served from 1961 to 1963. She was the daughter of United States Senator Guy D. Goff and the granddaughter of Secretary of the Navy and United States Senator Nathan Goff.
Louise Goff Reece (November 6, 1898 – May 14, 1970) was a United States Representative from Tennessee.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she was a daughter of Guy D. Goff and granddaughter of Nathan Goff, both of whom were U.S. Senators from West Virginia. She was educated at Miss Treat's School, Milwaukee-Downer Seminary, and Miss Spence's School in New York City. She was a member of the board of the First Peoples Bank, Johnson City, Tennessee and chairman of the board of Carter County Bank, Elizabethton, Tennessee. She was also proprietor and manager of Goff Properties in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
She was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh Congress May 16, 1961, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, Brazilla Carroll Reece, and served until January 3, 1963. She was not a candidate for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress.
Reece remained active in State and national politics and was a businesswoman with wide interests in Tennessee and West Virginia. She died in Johnson City in 1970; interment was in Monte Vista Burial Park.
Her husband, B. Carroll Reece, was an eighteen-term Representative from Tennessee.