|Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 8th Norfolk district|
|Preceded by||William R. Keating|
|Succeeded by||Louis Kafka|
September 24, 1949 |
|Alma mater||Stonehill College|
Talk show host
Marjorie O'Neill Clapprood (born September 24, 1949 in Boston, Massachusetts  ) is a former Massachusetts politician and talk show host who served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1985–1991.
Clapprood was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1984. In 1990, she was a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 1990, winning the Democratic nomination, but losing in the general election.
Following her defeat, Clapprood joined WHDH radio as a talk show host and taught a class at Clark University. In 1992, she joined the newly launched New England Cable News. In 1993, Lifetime hired Clapprood to host a late-night public affairs talk show called Clapprood Live.
In 1998, Clapprood ran for the United States House of Representatives seat in Massachusetts's 8th congressional district. She finished fifth in a ten-way Democratic primary with 12.29% of the vote.
Clapprood returned to radio in 2000, hosting the midday show at WMEX. She left the station when it was sold later that year.
More recently Marjorie Claprood has done talk show host stints on WEEI.
- Massachusetts Election Statistics 1990.
- Public officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 1989.
- "First Radio, Now TV for Busy Clapprood". Worcester Telegram & Gazette. October 2, 1992. Retrieved 2010-08-17.
- Josef Adalian (December 30, 1993). "Clapprood gets the chance of Lifetime". Boston Herald. Retrieved 2010-08-17.
- Dean Johnson (May 7, 1993). "First Radio, Now TV for Busy Clapprood". Boston Herald. Retrieved 2010-08-17.