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Boggs, Corinne Morrison (Lindy; nee Claiborne)

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Born: 1916 AD
Currently alive, at 98 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Diplomat, Politician

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1916 - Born on the 13th of March in Brunswick Plantation, Louisiana. American politician and Representative from Louisiana.

         - Great, great grandniece of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne.

1935 - Attended and received her B.A. from Sophie Newcomb College at Tulane University in New Orleans.

1938 - Married to Thomas Hale Boggs, Sr. on January 22nd.

1973 - Served as Representative from Louisiana.

         - Elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy pronounced by House Resolution 1, Ninety-third Congress, of the presumed death of Thomas Hale Boggs, Sr., and reelected to the eight succeeding Congresses.

1975 - Became the chairman of Joint Committee on Bicentennial Arrangements.

1976 - Chairman of Democratic National Convention.

1977 - Appointed as first female regent of Smithsonian Institution.

1986 - Served as the first female recipient of Congressional Award of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

1994 - Inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame in Winnfield.

1997-2001 - Served as the United States Ambassador to the Vatican.

2006 - Boggs was awarded the Congressional Distinguished Service Award.

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