Hale Boggs, US Congress

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Thomas Hale Boggs, Sr.

Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Louisiana, United States
Death: October 16, 1972 (58)
Alaska, United States (presumably a small plane crash...wreckage never found)
Place of Burial: Congressional Cemetery,Washington,District of Columbia,District Of Columbia, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Lindy Boggs
Father of Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. (lobbyist); Cokie Roberts and Mayor Barbara Boggs Sigmund

Occupation: Democratic politician
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About Hale Boggs, US Congress


Thomas Hale Boggs, Sr. (born February 15, 1914; presumed to have died on October 16, 1972 but not declared dead until January 3, 1973) 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.

In 1972, while he was still Majority Leader, the twin engine airplane in which Boggs was traveling disappeared over a remote section of Alaska. The airplane presumably crashed and was never found. Congressman Nick Begich was also presumed killed in the same accident.

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Hale Boggs, US Congress's Timeline

February 15, 1914
Louisiana, United States
May 27, 1939
Age 25
New Orleans Orleans Parish Louisiana, USA
Age 26
December 27, 1943
Age 29
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
October 16, 1972
Age 58
Alaska, United States
US Congress
- 1934
Mississippi, United States
- 1937
Mississippi, United States
Congressional Cemetery,Washington,District of Columbia,District Of Columbia, USA