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  Hager, John H.
NameJohn H. Hager
, Virginia , United States
Born August 28, 1936
DiedAugust 23, 2020 (83 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Aug 23, 2020 06:07pm
InfoHager was born in Durham, North Carolina. He is currently the Assistant Secretary of the Department of Education for Special Education and Rehabilitation Services. He was appointed to this position by George W. Bush on May 24, 2004, and confirmed by the Senate on November 21, 2004.

Growing up in Durham, Hager quickly became a young entrepreneur, starting his own local newspaper. While enrolled at Purdue University, he took 25 credit hours in one semester and graduated with his degree in mechanical engineering in 1958. In college, he joined ROTC and continued to run his own business. He was also an active member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Hager then continued his education and attended Harvard Business School, graduating in 1960, and subsequently served in the Army, where he was a captain.

Hager began work for the American Tobacco Company in Richmond, Virginia. At American Tobacco, he served as a government affairs representative. Hager contracted polio in 1974 when his son was vaccinated for the disease. Following this occurrence, Hager retired from the American Tobacco Company and began his career in politics.

In 1975, he volunteered for Lieutenant Governor John N. Dalton, and in 1984 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention. In 1994, he co-chaired the Senatorial campaign for Oliver North.

Hager has served as the director of Virginia's homeland security under Governors Jim Gilmore and Mark Warner. Hager was elected Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 1997.

He is married to his wife, Maggie, and has two sons, Jack and Henry. His son Henry has reportedly dated President Bush's daughter, Jenna.


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Son Henry Chase Hager 1978-

  05/31/2008 VA GOP Chairmanship Lost 36.90% (-26.20%)
  07/00/2007 VA GOP Chairmanship Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1997 VA Lt. Governor Won 50.16% (+5.11%)
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