James M. Beggs

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James M. Beggs
James M. Beggs, official NASA photo.jpg
6th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In office
July 10, 1981 – December 4, 1985 (de facto)
February 26, 1986 (de jure)
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byRobert A. Frosch
Succeeded byJames C. Fletcher
Personal details
Born
James Montgomery Beggs

(1926-01-09)January 9, 1926
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedApril 23, 2020(2020-04-23) (aged 94)
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Spouse(s)Mary Harrison
Children5
Alma materUnited States Naval Academy
Harvard University
Occupationbusinessman, consultant, administrator

James Montgomery Beggs (January 9, 1926 – April 23, 2020) was an American businessman and politician. He served as the 6th Administrator of NASA. He was nominated by President Reagan on June 1, 1981. Beggs took his oath of office and entered the post on July 10, 1981, serving until December 4, 1985.

Beggs died on April 23, 2020 at the age of 94 at his home in Bethesda, Maryland of congestive heart failure.[1]

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