Marjorie Clapprood

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Marjorie Clapprood
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 8th Norfolk district
In office
Preceded by William R. Keating
Succeeded by Louis Kafka
Personal details
Born (1949-09-24) September 24, 1949 (age 67)
Boston, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Sharon, Massachusetts
Alma mater Stonehill College
Occupation Politician
Talk show host

Marjorie O'Neill Clapprood[1] (born September 24, 1949 in Boston, Massachusetts [2] ) 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.[3] In 1993, Lifetime hired Clapprood to host a late-night public affairs talk show called Clapprood Live.[4]

Clapprood moved her radio show to WRKO in May 1993, where she remained until 1997.[5]

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.[6]

Clapprood returned to radio in 2000, hosting the midday show at WMEX. She left the station when it was sold later that year.


  1. ^ Massachusetts Election Statistics 1990. 
  2. ^ Public officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 1989. 
  3. ^ "First Radio, Now TV for Busy Clapprood". Worcester Telegram & Gazette. October 2, 1992. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  4. ^ Josef Adalian (December 30, 1993). "Clapprood gets the chance of Lifetime". Boston Herald. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  5. ^ Dean Johnson (May 7, 1993). "First Radio, Now TV for Busy Clapprood". Boston Herald. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
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