Life and Career of Lindy Boggs
Retiring Representative Lindy Boggs reflected on her nine terms in Congress serving Louisiana’s 2nd District. Rep. Boggs was… read more
Retiring Representative Lindy Boggs reflected on her nine terms in
Congress serving Louisiana’s 2nd District.
Rep. Boggs was elected in 1973 to a seat vacated by her husband
following his disappearance and presumed death in a plane crash.
Rep. Hale Boggs was the majority leader at the time, having served
continuously in Congress since 1947. She recalled the situation
saying, "The governor called an election, and I sort of found myself
running. I never made a concise (sic) decision to run."
Rep. Boggs discussed her life as a descendant of an important
political family, her early years in Washington activities, and the
political connections of her family. She also spoke of her own
political career and gave advice for her successor. close
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