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Hale Boggs, Sr
Original name: Thomas Hale Boggs
Birth: Feb. 15, 1914
Long Beach
Harrison County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 1972
Alaska, USA

Politician. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1941-43 and 1946-72, an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Louisiana in 1952, and a member of the Warren Commission, which investigated President Kennedy's assassination. On October 16, 1972, Rep. Boggs, then House Majority Leader, was flying from Anchorage to Juneau with fellow Rep. Nick Begich (D-Alaska), Begich's aide Russ Brown, and pilot Don Jonz when their plane disappeared without a trace. A massive manhunt ensued, but neither the plane nor the bodies of its occupants were ever found. Boggs' wife, Lindy Boggs, eventually took over his seat and served in the House for 18 years. He was also the father of political commentator Cokie Roberts. A cenotaph was placed for him at Congressional Cemetery in 1981. (bio by: Joel Manuel) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Corinne Claiborne Boggs (1916 - 2013)*
 
 Children:
  Barbara Boggs Sigmund (1939 - 1990)*
  Thomas Hale Boggs (1940 - 2014)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Congressional Cemetery *
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Range 53, Site 123
*Cenotaph [?]
 
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Originally Created by: Joel Manuel
Record added: Nov 13, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6925022
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