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Lindy Boggs
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U.S. Congressman
    (March 13, 1916-July 27, 2013)
    Born in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana
    Birth name was Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne
    Married Congressman Hale Boggs
    Mother of TV journalist Cokie Roberts
    US Representative from Louisiana's 2nd District (1973-91)
    US Ambassador to the Vatican (1997-2001)
    She ran for Congress as a replacement for her late husband.
    She was reportedly on the short list of potential running mates for Walter Mondale, but was rejected because of her strong anti-abortion stand.
    She played the role of Southern belle to the hilt, with Bob Livingston noting about her speech, 'It was 'Dahlin' this and 'Sweetie' that.'
    A Congressional colleague likened her persistence to the Chinese water torture.
    She was a perpetual supporter of Congressional pay raises, saying they would attract a higher class of politician. (And if Congressional pay stagnates, where will we get the Mark Foleys and Anthony Weiners of tomorrow?)
    After she and Hale invited civil rights activists into their home, a cross was burned on their lawn.
    Even her political opponents noted her 'disarming personal charm.'
    She chaired the 1976 Democratic National Convention, making her the first woman to preside over a major party convention.
    At the end of her time in office, she was the only white Representative from a black-majority Congressional district.
    Her home on Bourbon Street in New Orleans was damaged by Hurrican Katrina.
    A Louisian businesswoman said, 'She set the standard for showing how a woman can be effective and feminine at the same time.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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