Tulane's Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology building is named in honor of her. No female representative from Louisiana has served in the House since Boggs left office. 8 percent) to Couhig's 25512 (36.
She was also a permanent chairwoman of the 1976 Democratic National Convention which made her the first female to preside over a major party convention. She is the widow of former House Majority Leader Hale Boggs and the mother of three children: Cokie Roberts (a television news commentator) Thomas Hale Boggs Jr.