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  • ID: I232030
  • Name: Thomas Hale BOGGS
  • RELA: Spouse of 11th cousin 2x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 15 FEB 1914 in Harrison Co., MS
  • Event: Elected U.S. Representative from Louisiana BET 1941 AND 1943
  • Event: Elected U.S. Representative from Louisiana BET 1947 AND 1972
  • Death: of plane crash 16 OCT 1972 in Alaska
  • Note:
    BOGGS, Thomas Hale, Sr., (husband of Corinne Claiborne Boggs), a Representative from Louisiana; born in Long Beach, Harrison County, Miss., February 15, 1914; attended the public and parochial schools of Jefferson Parish, La.; was graduated from Tulane University, New Orleans, La., in 1935 and from the law department of the same university in 1937; was admitted to the bar in 1937 and commenced practice in New Orleans, La.; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1942; resumed the practice of law in New Orleans, La.; enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve in November 1943; was commissioned an ensign and attached to the Potomac River Naval Command and the United States Maritime Service until separated in January 1946; again elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses; chairman, Special Committee on Campaign Expenditures (Eighty-second Congress); majority whip (Eighty-seventh through Ninety-first Congresses), majority leader (Ninety-second Congress); disappeared while on a campaign flight from Anchorage to Juneau, Alaska, October 16, 1972; served from January 3, 1947, until January 3, 1973, when he was presumed dead pursuant to House Resolution 1, Ninety-third Congress.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: William Robertson BOGGS b: 1880 in Mobile, Mobile Co., AL
    Mother: Josephine Claire HALE b: 15 JAN 1888

    Marriage 1 Marie Corinne Morrison CLAIBORNE b: 14 MAR 1916 in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA
    • Married: 1938
    1. Has Children Barbara BOGGS b: 27 MAY 1939
    2. Has No Children Living BOGGS
    3. Has Children Living BOGGS
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