Thomas Hale Boggs Sr.
Boggs, approximately 1972
Date reported missing : 10/16/1972
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/15/1914 (107)
Age at the time of disappearance: 58 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 170 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Boggs goes by his middle name, Hale.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Boggs, a Democrat, was the House Majority Leader in 1972. He was educated at Tulane University; he has degrees in journalism and law. He was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1941; at twenty-six years old, he was the youngest member of Congress at the time.
Boggs lost an attempt at reelection and served in the Navy during World War II before making a political comeback, returning to Congress in 1946. He was reelected thirteen times before his disappearance.
Boggs and his fellow Congressman Nicholas Begich were on a campaign fund-raising tour when they took a twin-engine Cessna 310 plane with the FAA registration number N1812H on a flight from AnchorAge at the time of disappearance: , Alaska to Juneau, Alaska. They were accompanied by the pilot, Don Jones, and Begich's aide, Russell L. Brown. Photographs and vital statistics for Brown are unavailable.
Weather conditions along the route were not conducive to flying, and the plane disappeared near the Chugach mountain range somewhere in southeast Alaska. Despite a massive search lasting over a month, the men and the plane were never located. Although the circumstances indicate that Boggs, Begich, Brown and Jones perished in an accidental crash, their disappearances have been the subject of many conspiracy theories due to their positions. Rumors that the two Congressmen were assassinated have never been substantiated and their cases remain unsolved.
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