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Wilmer Boggs
 

Religion: probably indeterminate

Name: Wilmer Boggs

Classification: supporting character supporting character   based on a real person based on a real person  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: The Doom Patrol (vol. 1) #121 (Sep.-Oct. 1968): "The Beginning of the End!"

Creators: Arnold Drake, Bruno Premiani

Number of Appearances: 1

Occupation: politician

Location: Washington, D.C., USA

Gender: male

Note: told Doom Patrol they were threat; evicted them from city

Wilmer Boggs, the Washington D.C. politician who evicted the Doom Patrol from the United States, is named after and partially based on real-life historical figure Lilburn Williams Boggs, the Missouri governor who drove Latter-day Saint ("Mormons") out of their settlements in Midwestern states.

Governor Boggs issued the infamous "Extermination Order," the only time in U.S. history that a law was passed allowing for the genocide of a group of the nation's own citizens. In Doom Patrol #121, the last issue of the first volume of Doom Patrol comics, the Doom Patrol team is in some ways likened to the early Latter-day Saint settlers of the 1800s, who similarly left their country rather than stay and defy the government.


This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
The Doom Patrol (vol. 1) #121 (Sep.-Oct. 1968): "The Beginning of the End!"


Suggested links for further research about this character:
  - http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Doom_Patrol_Vol_1_121
  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilburn_Boggs
  - http://www.comics.org/issue/22142