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BOGGS, Corinne Claiborne (Lindy), (wife of Thomas Hale Boggs, Sr., great, great grandniece of John
Francis Hamtramck Claiborne, great, great, great grandniece of Nathaniel
Herbert Claiborne and William Charles Cole Claiborne, and great, great, great,
great grandniece of Thomas Claiborne [1749-1812]),
a Representative from Louisiana; born Marie Corinne Morrison
Claiborne, on Brunswick Plantation, Pointe Coupee Parish, La., March 13, 1916;
graduated from St. Josephs Academy, New Roads, La., 1931; B.A., Sophie Newcomb
College, Tulane University, New Orleans, La., 1935; teacher; elected as a
Democrat to the Ninety-third Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy
pronounced by House Resolution 1, Ninety-third Congress, of the presumed death
of Thomas Hale Boggs, Sr., and reelected to the eight succeeding Congresses
(March 20, 1973-January 3, 1991); chair, Joint Committee on Bicentennial
Arrangements (Ninety-fourth Congress); chair, Commission on the Bicentenary of
the United States House of Representatives (Ninety-ninth through One Hundred
First Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Second
Congress in 1990; United States Ambassador to the Vatican, 1997-2001; died on
July 27, 2013, in Chevy Chase, Md.
BibliographyBoggs, Lindy, with Katherine Hatch.
Washington Through a Purple Veil: Memoirs of a Southern Woman.
New York: Harcourt Brace and Co., 1994; Ferrell, Thomas H., and
Judith Haydel. Hale and Lindy Boggs: Louisianas National Democrats.
Louisiana History 35 (Fall 1994): 389-402.