REMEMBERING MARGO CARLISLE; Congressional Record Vol. 152, No. 42
(Senate - April 05, 2006)

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                       REMEMBERING MARGO CARLISLE

  Mr. COCHRAN. Mr. President, yesterday was a sad day for me because it 
was the day when friends and family of Margo Carlisle, my former chief 
of staff, gathered to bid her farewell.
  Margo worked faithfully in a number of positions of responsibility 
here in the Senate. She was the first female staff director of the 
Senate Republican Conference, under the chairmanship of former Senator 
Jim McClure of Idaho. She was my chief of staff from 1991 to 1997. All 
who worked with her here know of her respect and appreciation for the 
Senate, and her conscientious devotion to our great country.
  She served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs 
from 1986 to 1989, and at that time, she was one of the highest ranking 
women in the Department of Defense. She received the Distinguished 
Public Service Medal in recognition of her outstanding performance of 
duty in this important office.
  She also served as vice president of the Heritage Foundation, 
president of the Philadelphia Society, and was a member of the board of 
the Marine Corps University in Quantico and the Washington Home 
  She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Miles; and two children, 
Mary ``Nisi'' Hamilton of Bethesda and Tristram Coffin Carlisle of 
Alexandria. We extend to them our sincerest condolences.