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Clyde Holloway (1943 - 2016)

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Clyde Holloway (1943 - 2016)

Clyde C. Holloway, a former member of the U.S. Congress, died Oct. 16, 2016, at his home in Forest Hill, Louisiana, according to multiple news sources. He was 72.

At the time of his death, Holloway was chairman of the Louisiana Public Service Commission, which regulates utilities, telephone companies, and intrastate trucking.

Holloway served constituents of the 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1987 to 1993. The seat was eliminated in 1993 as a result of congressional redistricting. Holloway ran for Congress in later years, but he was unsuccessful.

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Holloway, who was born Nov. 28, 1943, owned a nursery business that he started with his wife, Cathie Holloway.

He had served on the Louisiana Public Service Commission since 2009. He was chairman from 2015 until the time of his death.

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham shared his condolences in a Facebook post, praising Holloway as “a principled man.”

Eric Skrmetta, who served with Holloway on the commission, also praised the former congressman in a Facebook message. Holloway, he said, “was 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, Catherine F. Holloway; two sons, Timothy and Mark Holloway; two daughters, Rebecca and Sara Holloway; and nine grandchildren.

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