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Hale Boggs
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House Majority Leader
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1973
Deputy Tip O'Neill
Speaker Carl Albert
Preceded by Carl Albert
Succeeded by Tip O'Neill
House Majority Whip
In office
January 10, 1962 – January 3, 1971
Leader John William McCormack
Preceded by Carl Albert
Succeeded by Tip O'Neill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1973
Preceded by Paul H. Maloney
Succeeded by Lindy Boggs
In office
January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943
Preceded by Paul H. Maloney
Succeeded by Paul H. Maloney
Personal details
Born
Thomas Hale Boggs

(1914-02-15)February 15, 1914
Long Beach, Mississippi, U.S.
Died Disappeared October 16, 1972(1972-10-16) (aged 58)
Alaska, U.S.
Declared dead in absentia
December 29, 1972(1972-12-29)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Lindy Claiborne
Children Cokie
Tommy
Barbara
Education Tulane 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.



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