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Favorable or Unfavorable #65: Hale Boggs


Favorable or Unfavorable #65: Hale Boggs  

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Hale Boggs of LA came to office in the 1930s as an anti-Huey Long Democrat. He seems to have taken an about face on Civil Rights after voting against the 1964 CR Act and realized how popular it was. The LBJ landslide on Goldwater probably influenced his thinking. 

His actions:

Boggs, Hale 1951 Introduces the Boggs Act (anti-drugs act)
Boggs, Hale 1956 Signed the Southern Manifesto
Boggs, Hale 1956 Major role in Interstate Highway Act
Boggs, Hale 1962 Serves as Maj Whip until 1971, playing huge role in getting LBJ's Great Society passed
Boggs, Hale 1965 Voted for the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and CR Act of 1968, despite opposing earlier CR Acts, including 1964
Boggs, Hale 1970 elected Demo majority leader
Boggs, Hale 1971 Attacks FBI and J Edgar Hoover in speech
Boggs, Hale 1972 Disappears and is presumed dead, along w/ Rep. Nick Begich
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