1976: Congresswoman Lindy Boggs served as chairwoman...

Submitted by Jean Sinzdak on Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:51

Congresswoman Lindy Boggs (D-LA) served as chairwoman of the 1976 Democratic National Convention, becoming the first woman to preside over a major party convention. Boggs was also the first woman elected to Congress from Louisiana and later served as United States Ambassador to the Holy See.