Louise Goff Reece

Louise Goff Reece ( born November 6, 1898 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, † May 14, 1970 in Johnson City, Tennessee) was an American politician. Between 1961 and 1963, she represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Louise Reece was the daughter of U.S. Senator Guy D. Goff (1866-1933) and thus granddaughter of Nathan Goff (1843-1920), who represented the state of West Virginia in both houses of Congress. Later she married Congressman B. Carroll Reece. She attended Miss Treat 's School, the Milwaukee Downer Seminary and Miss Spence 's School in New York City. After that, she was a board member of First Peoples Bank in Johnson City as well as CEO of Carter County Bank in Elizabethton. In Clarksburg, she led the family-owned operation Goff Properties.

After the death of her husband, who died during his time as a congressman, it was as a candidate of the Republican Party in the election due for the first seat of Tennessee as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where they took up their new mandate on 16 May 1961. Until March 3, 1963, she finished the opened term in Congress. In the elections of 1962 they gave up another candidacy.

After her retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Louise Reece conducted its extensive private businesses in Tennessee and West Virginia. She died on 14 May 1970 in Johnson City.