Hale Boggs (A & S ’35, L ’37)
2013 Hall of Fame Inductee
Elected to 13 terms in Congress, beginning in 1940, Hale Boggs rose to the top leadership ranks of the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming Majority Whip in 1962 and Majority Leader in 1971. A powerful advocate and gifted orator, Boggs showed political courage by supporting landmark civil rights legislation in the Voting Rights Act and Fair Housing Act. After his death in 1972, his wife, Lindy, succeeded him in Congress and served until 1991.