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Former Louisiana congressman, Clyde Holloway, dies at 72

4 months 1 week 1 day ago October 17, 2016 Oct 17, 2016 Monday, October 17 2016 October 17, 2016 10:23 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: AP News

BATON ROUGE - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.

A member of the Public Service Commission since 2009, Holloway died at his home in Forest Hill on Sunday, according to his office. No cause of death was released.

Holloway, a Republican who owned a nursery business, served three terms in the U.S. House from 1987 to 1993, when the seat was eliminated in congressional redistricting. Later efforts to return to Congress were unsuccessful.

PSC Commissioner Eric Skrmetta released a statement Monday describing Holloway as "a true public servant with a long and storied career. He loved Louisiana and tried to do what was right at all times."

Holloway is survived by his wife of 50 years, Cathie, four children and nine grandchildren.

Governor John Bel Edwards released a statement on Holloway's passing:

"Donna and I join the people of Louisiana in mourning the passing of Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway. A true public servant, Clyde spent his life advocating on behalf of the state and people he loved. From the time that he began his career in his beloved hometown of Forest Hill, to representing Louisiana's 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, and then ultimately serving as chairman of the Louisiana Public Service Commission, he always remained accessible and a powerful voice for  his constituents. We send our prayers and condolences to Cathie, his wife of 50 years, his family and friends." 

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