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Lobbyist Thomas 'Tommy' Boggs dies of heart attack

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) --Thomas Boggs Jr., the son of two congressional representatives who spent much of his own life lobbying Congress, died Monday of a heart attack.
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Former U.S. Rep. Lindy Boggs dead at 97

CHEVY CHASE, Md., July 27 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. and ambassador to the Vatican Lindy Boggs died Saturday at her home in Chevy Chase, Md., her family said. She was 97.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007.
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Henry Lee, La. sheriff, dies

GRETNA, La., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Henry Lee, the longtime sheriff of Jefferson Parish outside New Orleans, died Monday of leukemia.

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UPI almanac for Monday, Oct. 16, 2006.
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Today is Sunday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2005 with 76 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Oct. 16, the 290th day of 2004 with 76 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2003 with 76 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2002 with 76 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2001 with 76 to follow.
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Thomas Hale Boggs Sr. (February 15, 1914–undetermined; presumably October 16, 1972, not declared dead until January 3, 1973), 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.

In 1972, while he was still Majority Leader, the twin engine airplane in which Boggs was traveling disappeared over a remote section of Alaska. The airplane presumably crashed and was never found. Congressman Nick Begich was also presumed killed in the same accident.

Born in Long Beach in Harrison County on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Boggs was educated at Tulane University where he received a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1934 and a law degree in 1937. He first practiced law in New Orleans but soon became a leader in the movement to break the power of the political machine of U.S. Senator Huey Pierce Long, Jr., who was assassinated in 1935. Long had previously broken the power of New Orleans politicians in 1929.

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