Former Louisiana congressman Clyde Holloway dies at 72

AP News
Posted: Oct 17, 2016 11:19 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.

He had served on the Public Service Commission since 2009. According to his office, Holloway died Sunday at his home in Forest Hill. No cause of death was released.

Holloway, a Republican, 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 calling Holloway "a true public servant with a long and storied career. He loved Louisiana and tried to do what was right at all times."

Holloway also owned a nursery business.

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