Bill Hagerty

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Bill Hagerty
Sen. Bill Hagerty official Senate portrait, 117th Congress.jpg
United States Senator
from Tennessee
Assumed office
January 3, 2021
Serving with Marsha Blackburn
Preceded byLamar Alexander
30th United States Ambassador to Japan
In office
August 31, 2017 – July 22, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byCaroline Kennedy
Succeeded byRahm Emanuel (nominee)
Commissioner of Economic and Community Development of Tennessee
In office
February 14, 2011 – June 6, 2014
GovernorBill Haslam
Preceded byMatt Kisber
Succeeded byRandy Boyd
Personal details
Born
William Francis Hagerty IV

(1959-08-14) August 14, 1959 (age 61)
Gallatin, Tennessee, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Chrissy Hagerty (m. 2001)
Children4
EducationVanderbilt University (BA, JD)

William Francis "Bill" Hagerty IV (born August 14, 1959) is an American businessman and politician. He is the junior U.S. Senator from Tennessee since 2021. He is a member of the Republican Party.

He was the managing director and co-founder of Hagerty Peterson & Company, a private equity investment firm.[1]

On March 27, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Hagerty to serve as United States Ambassador to Japan, replacing Obama appointee Caroline Kennedy.[2] He was confirmed by the United States Senate in a 86-12 vote.[3]

Hagerty was born in Tennessee. He studied at Vanderbilt University.

On July 16, 2019, Hagerty announced he would resign as Ambassador to Japan.[4] This came after President Trump announced his support for Hagerty for U.S. Senator of Tennessee in the 2020 election.[5][6][7] In August 2020, he won the Republican nomination.

References[change | change source]

  1. "William F. Hagerty, IV". Hagerty Peterson & Company. Archived from the original on 19 December 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  2. "President Donald J. Trump Sends Nominations to the Senate". White House press pool email. 2017-03-27. Archived from the original on 2017-03-28. Retrieved 2017-03-27.
  3. "Senate Confirmation Vote".
  4. Hughes, Clyde (July 16, 2019). "U.S. ambassador to Japan resigns amid Senate race". United Press International. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  5. Casiano, Louis (Jul 12, 2019). "Trump says Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty to make Senate run in Tennessee". Fox News. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  6. Segers, Grace (July 12, 2019). "Trump announces U.S. ambassador to Japan will run for Senate". CBS News. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  7. Ebert, Joel (July 12, 2019). "President Donald Trump says Bill Hagerty to run for US Senate in Tennessee". The Tennessean. Retrieved July 16, 2019.

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