Joseph David Waggonner, Jr. , better known as Joe D. Waggonner, was a Democratic U.S. Representative from Bossier Parish who represented the Fourth Congressional District of northwest Louisiana from December 1961 until January 1979. A confidant of Republican U.S. President Richard M. Nixon, he hosted in 1974 Nixon's first public appearance after his resignation amid the Watergate scandal. Wikipedia*

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JOSEPH WAGGONNER has one video in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1983 House Committee.

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Member, National Commission on Social Security Reform c. January 1, 1982 - c. February 28, 1983 Videos: 1 U.S. Representative, D-LA 4th January 3, 1961 - October 15, 1978 Videos: 0

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