Henrietta Boggs

American author

Henrietta Boggs (May 6, 1918 – September 9, 2020) was a Costa Rican-American author, journalist, and activist. She was the first wife of José Figueres Ferrer and served as First Lady of Costa Rica from 1948 to 1949 in the years after the Costa Rican Civil War.[1]

Henrietta Boggs
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Henrietta Boggs speaking at a panel discussion in 2014
First Lady of Costa Rica
In office
1948–1949
PresidentJose Figueres Ferrer
Preceded byEtelvina Ramírez Montiel
Succeeded byVacant
Personal details
Born(1918-05-06)May 6, 1918
Spartanburg, South Carolina, U.S.
DiedSeptember 9, 2020(2020-09-09) (aged 102)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Spouse(s)Jose Figueres Ferrer (m. 1941–1954)
Hugh MacGuire
ChildrenJosé Martí Figueres, Muni Figueres
ParentsMeta Long & Ralph Emerson Boggs

She turned 100 in May 2018.[2] She was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Boggs died at her home in Montgomery, Alabama on September 9, 2020 from COVID-19 at the age of 102.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "A Revolutionary First Lady". Weld: Birmingham's Newspaper. 2016-08-24. Archived from the original on 2016-10-31. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  2. "Ancianos papudos son bien chineados en una residencia de lujo". La Teja (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-04-03.
  3. "Henrietta Boggs, Southerner Who Spread Her Wings, Dies at 102". The New York Times. September 18, 2020.

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