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Date of Birth 15 February 1914Long Beach, Mississippi, USA
Date of Death 16 October 1972Alaska, USA  (disappeared in aircraft, presumed dead on 3 January 1973)
Birth NameThomas Hale Boggs

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Hale Boggs was born on February 15, 1914 in Long Beach, Mississippi, USA as Thomas Hale Boggs. He was married to Lindy Boggs. He died on October 16, 1972 in Alaska, USA.

Spouse (1)

Lindy Boggs (22 January 1938 - 16 October 1972) (his death) (3 children)

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U.S congressional representative from Louisiana (1941-1943, 1947-1973).
Father of Cokie Roberts, Barbara Boggs-Sigmund and Tommy Boggs (Thomas Hale Boggs Jr.).
In October 1972, he was on a flight from Anchorage, Alaska to Juneau, when the plane disappeared. In November he was reelected to another term as a U.S. Congressional representative from Louisiana. His body, as well as others on the plane, was never found. A Congressional resolution passed on 3 January 1973 declared his seat vacant, and a special election was held to fill the vacancy.

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