Kay Hagan

Lived:May 26, 1953—October 28, 2019 (aged 66)
Career:U.S. Senate, 2009-2015
North Carolina State Senate, 1999-2009
State:North Carolina
Education:Florida State University
Wake Forest Law School

Kay Hagan served in the U.S. Senate representing North Carolina from 2009 to 2015.

Hagan was born on May 26, 1953, in Shelby, North Carolina. After the family moved to Lakeland, Florida, her father later served as the mayor of Lakeland. Hagan's mother was the sister of Lawton M. Chiles, Jr., who represented Florida in the U.S. Senate from 1971 to 1989 and served as the state’s governor from 1991-1998. Hagan earned a B.A. in American Studies from Florida State University in 1975 and a J.D. from Wake Forest University in 1978. She worked as a lawyer in the trust division of North Carolina National Bank, now Bank of America, eventually becoming a vice president at the bank.

In 1992 and 1996, Hagan was Guilford County campaign manager for James B. Hunt’s successful gubernatorial races. In 1998, Hagan ran for the North Carolina State Senate, where she served for ten years.

Hagan passed away on October 28, 2019.

For information on Hagan's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation during her time in the U.S. Senate, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.


United States House of Representatives (n.d.). Hagan, Kay.. Retrieved on May 6, 2020, from https://history.house.gov/People/Detail/15594.


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