|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.
- 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.
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