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Henrietta BOGGS

American Henrietta BOGGS

born Henrietta Longstreet BOGGS

American author, journalist, and activist, former First Lady of Costa Rica

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on May 06, 1918 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA  (100 years)


Boggs was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She is the daughter of Meta Long and Ralph Emerson Boggs, a Presbyterian elder. In 1923, her family moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where her father started a construction business.

After completing high school, Boggs attended Birmingham–Southern College where she studied English and was a reporter for the student newspaper. While on a summer vacation, Boggs went to visit her aunt and uncle, who had retired in Costa Rica. While there she met and would later marry José Figueres Ferrer.

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- Category Journalist, Politics - Other