Clyde C. Holloway
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byCatherine Small Long
Succeeded byDistrict eliminated
Personal details
Born(1943-11-28)November 28, 1943
Forest Hill, Louisiana
DiedOctober 16, 2016(2016-10-16) (aged 72)
Forest Hill, Louisiana
Resting placeForest Hill Town Hall, Louisiana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican

Clyde Cecil Holloway (November 28, 1943 – October 16, 2016) was an American politician, small business owner, and Republican politician from Louisiana who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and as one of five members of the Louisiana Public Service Commission.[1]

Early life and career

Clyde was born to James and Ever Holloway as the fourth of seven children. In 1968, he started the Clyde Holloway Nursery with his wife, Catherine K. Holloway.[2] The couple also operated the Forest Hill Speedway for over two decades. He was notable for challenging a federal judge's court order, along with other parents, to shut down the public school in his hometown of Forest Hill[3].

Political career

Holloway won election to Louisiana's 8th congressional district as a Republican, and was re-elected two more times before being redistricted to the 6th district and losing re-election. Holloway won the first round of votes against Richard Baker, but lost in the runoff with 49.4% of the vote to Baker's 50.6%.

Later career and death

Holloway served as a member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission since 2009 and was chairman at the time of his death. He was buried with a memorial arrangement at Forest Hill Town Hall.

References

  1. ^ United States Congress. "Clyde C. Holloway (id: H000729)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved June 4, 2022.
  2. ^ "Memorial arrangements for Clyde C. Holloway". KALB-TV. October 18, 2016. Retrieved June 4, 2022.
  3. ^ "Clyde C. Holloway Obituary (1943 - 2016) The Town Talk". Legacy.com. Retrieved June 4, 2022.