William F. Hagerty

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William F. Hagerty
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30th United States Ambassador to Japan
In office
July 27, 2017 – July 22, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byCaroline Kennedy
Succeeded byJoseph M. Young (acting)
Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
In office
GovernorBill Haslam
Preceded byMatt Kisber
Succeeded byRandy Boyd
Personal details
William Francis Hagerty IV

(1959-08-14) August 14, 1959 (age 60)
Nashville, Tennessee[1]
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Chrissy Hagerty
EducationVanderbilt University (BA, JD)

William Francis "Bill" Hagerty IV (born August 1959) is an American businessman. He was the managing director and co-founder of Hagerty Peterson & Company, a private equity investment firm.[2] On March 27, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Hagerty to serve as United States Ambassador to Japan, replacing Obama appointee Caroline Kennedy.[3] He was confirmed by the United States Senate in a 86-12 vote.[4]

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

On July 16, 2019, Hagerty announced he would resign as Ambassador to Japan.[5] This came after President Trump announced his support for Hagerty for U.S. Senator of Tennessee in the 2020 election.[6][7][8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Appointment of the 1991–1992 White House Fellows" (PDF). White House. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  2. "William F. Hagerty, IV". Hagerty Peterson & Company. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  3. "President Donald J. Trump Sends Nominations to the Senate". White House press pool email. 2017-03-27. Retrieved 2017-03-27.
  4. "Senate Confirmation Vote".
  5. Hughes, Clyde (July 16, 2019). "U.S. ambassador to Japan resigns amid Senate race". United Press International. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  6. Casiano, Louis (Jul 12, 2019). "Trump says Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty to make Senate run in Tennessee". Fox News. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  7. Segers, Grace (July 12, 2019). "Trump announces U.S. ambassador to Japan will run for Senate". CBS News. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  8. 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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