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.
BibliographyBalias, Scott E. The Courage of His Convictions: Hale Boggs and
Civil Rights. Ph.D. diss., Tulane University, 1993; Kirn, Dorothy Nelson.
Hale Boggs: A Southern Spokesman for the Democratic Party. Ph.D. diss.,
Louisiana State University, 1980.