Hale Boggs


Hale Boggs Famous memorial

Original Name Thomas Hale Boggs
Long Beach, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
Death 16 Oct 1972 (aged 58)
Alaska, USA
Cenotaph Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot Range 53, Site 123
Memorial ID 6925022 View Source

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


Honorable Thomas Hale Boggs. Representative of the State of Louisiana. 77, 80-92 Congresses. Majority whip. Majority leader.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Joel Manuel
  • Added: 13 Nov 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6925022
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hale Boggs (15 Feb 1914–16 Oct 1972), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6925022, citing Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave Burial Details Unknown.