BOGGS, Corinne Claiborne (Lindy), (1916 - 2013)


Oil on canvas, Ned Bittenger, 2004, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives About this object

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. Joseph’s 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.


Bibliography

Boggs, 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: Louisiana’s National Democrats.” Louisiana History 35 (Fall 1994): 389-402.