Marilyn Lloyd

Marilyn Lloyd

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Rachel Marilyn Laird Lloyd (born January 3, 1929), known as Marilyn Lloyd Bouquard (1978–83), is a Tennessee businesswoman and 10-term member of the United States House of Representatives (1975–95).

Biographical information

Lloyd was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas in 1929, the daughter of a Church of Christ pastor. She graduated from Western Kentucky College High School, a high school that associated with what is now Western Kentucky University, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 1945. She attended Shorter College in Rome, Georgia. Lloyd has owned radio station WTTI in Dalton, Georgia, and Executive Aviation in Winchester, Tennessee. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

Personal life

Lloyd's first husband, Mort Lloyd, died in an airplane crash in 1974. In 1978, she married engineer Joseph P. Bouquard. In 1983, the couple divorced, and she resumed using the name Marilyn Lloyd. In 1991, she married Dr. Robert Fowler, a physician, who also predeceased her.

Political and congressional career

Mort Lloyd was a popular television anchor at WDEF-TV in Chattanooga, who had entered the 1974 Democratic primary for Tennessee's 3rd congressional district, to oppose two-term incumbent Republican Congressman LaMar Baker. Lloyd won the primary in the Chattanooga-based district, but he was killed in an airplane crash on his way to celebrate the victory, and the Democratic Party selected his widow to...
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