Hale Boggs

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Hale Boggs
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House Majority Leader
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1973[1]
DeputyTip O'Neill
SpeakerCarl Albert
Preceded byCarl Albert
Succeeded byTip O'Neill
House Majority Whip
In office
January 10, 1962 – January 3, 1971
LeaderJohn William McCormack
Preceded byCarl Albert
Succeeded byTip O'Neill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1973
Preceded byPaul H. Maloney
Succeeded byLindy Boggs
In office
January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943
Preceded byPaul H. Maloney
Succeeded byPaul H. Maloney
Personal details
Born
Thomas Hale Boggs

(1914-02-15)February 15, 1914
Long Beach, Mississippi, U.S.
DiedDisappeared October 16, 1972(1972-10-16) (aged 58)
Alaska, U.S.
Declared dead in absentia
(1972-12-29)December 29, 1972
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Lindy Claiborne
ChildrenCokie
Tommy
Barbara
EducationTulane University (BA, LLB)

Thomas Hale Boggs Sr. (February 15, 1914 – disappeared October 16, 1972) was an American Democratic politician and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was the House majority leader and a member of the Warren Commission.

In October 1972, Boggs was travelling with congressman Nick Begich, of Alaska, and two others when the plane disappeared while flying from Anchorage to Juneau, Alaska. He was declared dead in declared dead in absentia in December 1972.

References[change | change source]

  1. As Boggs was missing and not officially declared dead until January, he formally retained an office after his disappearance.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  • Transcript, Hale Boggs Oral History Interview, 3/13/69, by T. H. Baker, Internet Copy, LBJ Library. at the Library of Congress Web Archives (archived 2001-11-26)
  • "Hale Boggs — Freedom of Information Privacy Act page". Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Hale Boggs Telex — Debunked
  • Oral History Interviews with Hale Boggs, from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library at the Library of Congress Web Archives (archived 2001-11-26)
  • Hale Boggs Appearances on C-SPAN