Louise Goff REECE, Congress, TN (1898-1970)


REECE, Louise Goff, (wife of Brazilla Carroll Reece, daughter of Guy D. Goff, and granddaughter of Nathan Goff), a Representative from Tennessee; born in Milwaukee, Wis., November 6, 1898; educated at Miss Treat’s School, Milwaukee Downer Seminary, and Miss Spence’s School, New York City; member of the board of the First Peoples Bank, Johnson City, Tenn.; chairman of the board of Carter County Bank, Elizabethton, Tenn.; proprietor and manager of Goff Properties, Clarksburg, W.Va.; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh Congress May 16, 1961, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, Brazilla Carroll Reece, and served until January 3, 1963; was not a candidate for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; remained active in State and national politics; businesswoman with wide interests in Tennessee and West Virginia; died in Johnson City, Tenn., May 14, 1970; interment in Monte Vista Burial Park.


”Louise G. Reece” in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present