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Lindy Boggs
Congresswoman Boggs
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 2nd district
In office
March 20, 1973 – January 3, 1991
Preceded by Hale Boggs
Succeeded by William J. Jefferson
Personal details
Born March 13, 1916(1916-03-13)
Brunswick Plantation
New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish
Louisiana, United States
Died July 27, 2013(2013-07-27) (aged 97)
Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
Resting place St. Mary's Cemetery in New Roads
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Hale Boggs
Children Barbara Boggs Sigmund
Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr.
Cokie Roberts
Infant William Robertson Boggs
Residence New Orleans, Louisiana
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Alma mater Tulane University
Occupation English teacher
Profession U.S. Representative

Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs (March 13, 1916 – July 27, 2013) was an American politician. She served in the U.S. House of Representatives. She later served as the United States Ambassador to the Holy See. She was the first woman elected to Congress from Louisiana. She was a permanent chairwoman in the 1976 Democratic National Convention. She was the mother of television journalist, Cokie Roberts.


Boggs died on July 27, 2013 in Chevy Chase, Maryland from natural causes, aged 97.[1] A funeral mass was held on August 1, 2013 at St. Louis Cathedral at 615 Pere Antoine Alley in New Orleans. Interment was followed at St. Mary's Cemetery in New Roads.[2] Governor Bobby Jindal ordered all U.S. and state flags in Louisiana to fly at half staff until August 2, 2013 in Mrs. Boggs' memory.[3]