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Hale Boggs
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U.S. Congressman
    (February 15, 1914-October 16, 1972)
    Born in Long Beach, Mississippi
    Birth name was Thomas Hale Boggs, Sr.
    US Representative from Louisiana's 2nd District (1941-43,1947-72)
    Member of the Warren Commission investigating the assassination of John F. Kennedy (1964)
    Democrat
    Father of Cokie Roberts
    Passenger in a twin-engine plane that disappeared during a flight from Anchorage to Juneau, Alaska
    He was a heavy drinker who got into drunken fistfights.
    He signed the anti-desegregation Southern Manifesto and opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
    He was rumored to have been a beneficiary of vote fraud during a close 1968 re-election.
    Conspiracy theorists claim he was killed to keep from going public with allegations about the JFK assassination.
    Cokie Roberts denied he had any problems with the Warren Commission's findings, adding 'I just don't know where people get these ideas from.'
    He served with the Naval Reserves during World War II.
    He was instrumental in passing the interstate highway program (1956).
    Unlike many southern congressmen, he supported the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Open Housing Act of 1968.
    He revealed that the FBI had been wiretapping the phones of members of Congress and called on J. Edgar Hoover to resign (1971).
    Hoover retaliated by leaking information in his files about Boggs' drinking to the press.

Credit: C. Fishel


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