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Corinne Claiborne Boggs Edit Profile

also known as Lindy Boggs

United States representative , La

Corinne Claiborne Boggs, Former United States Representative, La.


Boggs, Corinne Claiborne was born on March 13, 1916 in Brunswick Plantation, Louisiana, United States. Daughter of Roland Philomen and Martha Corinne (Morrison) Claiborne.


Bachelor, Sophie Newcomb College, Tulane University, 1935. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Sophie Newcomb College, Tulane University. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University St. Thomas.

Degree in public service (honorary), Trinity College, Washington, 1975. Degree (honorary), St. Mary Woods. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Loyola University.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Notre Dame University. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Wesleyan University. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Catholic University Law School.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Xavier University. Doctor of Laws (honorary), St. Mary's College. Doctor of Laws (honorary), St. Thomas Aquinas College.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University New Orleans. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Lady Holy Cross College. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Notre Dame Seminary.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), College St. Elizabeth.


Teacher history and English, St. James Parish, Louisiana, 1936-1937. Elected to 93d Congress to fill vacancy caused by death of husband, 1973. Re-elected to 94th-101st Congresses from 2d Louisiana District, 1973-1991.

Retired, 1991; Ambassador to Rome Tulane University, New Oleans. Member appropriations committee majority member from House of Representatives, American Revolution Bicentennial Administration Board, chairman Commission House of Representatives Bicentenary. Member campaign committee Democratic National Committee, 1974.

First chairwoman Democratic National Convention, 1976. Member Committee on Bicentennial of the United States Constitution.


President, Democratic Congressional Wives Forum, 1954, Womans National Democratic Club, 1958-1959, Congressional Club, 1971-1972. Co-chairman Inaugural Balls for Presidents John F. Kennedy, 1961, Lyndon Johnson, 1965. Member National History Publications and Records Committee.

Board directors Louisiana Council for Music and Performing Arts. Honorary board directors Metropolitan New Orleans chapter National Foundation March of Dimes. Board advisers. CLOSE-Uttar Pradesh and Presidential Classroom.

Regent emeritus Smithsonian Institution. Member president's council Tulane University. Member National Society Colonial Dames, League of Women Voters, International Federation Catholic Alumni, International Women's Forum.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: flower arranging, dancing.


Married Thomas Hale Boggs, January 22, 1938 (deceased). Children: Barbara Boggs Sigmund (deceased), Thomas Hale Junior, Corinne Boggs Roberts, William Robertson (deceased).

Roland Philomen Claiborne

Martha Corinne (Morrison) Claiborne

Thomas Hale Boggs

Barbara Boggs Sigmund Boggs (deceased)

Thomas Hale Junior Boggs

Corinne Boggs Roberts Boggs

William Robertson Boggs (deceased)