|United States Senator|
from North Carolina
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2015
|Preceded by||Elizabeth Dole|
|Succeeded by||Thom Tillis|
|Member of the North Carolina Senate|
January 27, 1999 – January 3, 2009
|Preceded by||John Blust (32nd)|
John Garwood (27th)
|Succeeded by||Linda Garrou (32nd)|
Don Vaughan (27th)
Janet Kay Ruthven
May 26, 1953
Shelby, North Carolina, U.S.
|Died||October 28, 2019 (aged 66)|
Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
|Relatives||Lawton Chiles (uncle)|
|Education||Florida State University (BA)|
Wake Forest University (JD)
Janet Kay Hagan (née Ruthven; May 26, 1953 – October 28, 2019) was an American lawyer, businesswoman, and politician. She was a United States Senator from North Carolina from 2009 to 2015. She was a member of the Democratic Party. Hagan was a member of the North Carolina Senate from 1999 to 2009.
Hagan became Senator after beating Republican Senator Elizabeth Dole in the 2008 election. She became the first woman to beat an incumbent woman in a U.S. Senate election. She ran for re-election in 2014 and lost to Republican challenger Thom Tillis in a close race.
References[change | change source]
- "10 Things You Didn't Know About Kay Hagan". U.S. News and World Report. November 4, 2008.
- "Tillis declared winner in NC Senate race". Archived from the original on December 11, 2014. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
- Former US Senator Kay Hagan dead at 66 after three-year battle with encephalitis