Louise Goff Reece

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Louise Goff Reece
Louise G. Reece.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 1st district
In office
May 16, 1961 – January 3, 1963
Preceded by Brazilla Carroll Reece
Succeeded by Jimmy Quillen
Personal details
Born (1898-11-06)November 6, 1898
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Died May 14, 1970(1970-05-14) (aged 71)
Johnson City, Tennessee
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Brazilla Carroll Reece

Louise Goff Reece (November 6, 1898 to May 14, 1970) was an American politician and a United States Representative from Tennessee.

Early life[edit]

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Reece was a daughter of Guy D. Goff and granddaughter of Nathan Goff, both of whom were U.S. Senators from West Virginia. She was educated at Miss Treat's School, Milwaukee-Downer Seminary, and Miss Spence's School in New York City.

Career[edit]

During the long service of her husband, Representative Brazilla Carroll Reece, she regularly campaigned with him, serving as his chauffeur since he didn't drive. She became as well known as her husband.[1]

Reece was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy when her husband died. She served from May 16, 1961 until January 3, 1963.[2] She was not a candidate for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress.

Remaining active in State and national politics, Reece was a businesswoman with wide interests in Tennessee and West Virginia. She was a member of the board of the First Peoples Bank, Johnson City, Tennessee and chairman of the board of Carter County Bank, Elizabethton, Tennessee. She was also proprietor and manager of Goff Properties in Clarksburg, West Virginia.[3]

Death[edit]

Reece died in Johnson City, Tennessee on May 14, 1970 (age 71 years, 189 days). She is interred at Monte Vista Memorial Park.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Louise G. Reece. Biographical dictionary of congressional women. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Louise G. Reece". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Louise G. Reece". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Louise G. Reece". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
B. Carroll Reece
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 1st congressional district

1961–1963
Succeeded by
Jimmy Quillen