James Hagerty

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James Campbell Hagerty (May 9, 1909 – April 11, 1981) served as the sixth White House Press Secretary from 1953 to 1961 during the administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower.wikipedia
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White House Press Secretary

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James Campbell Hagerty (May 9, 1909 – April 11, 1981) served as the sixth White House Press Secretary from 1953 to 1961 during the administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
As a candidate for president, Dwight D. Eisenhower tapped James Hagerty, a former reporter for the New York Times, to be his press secretary.

Blair Academy

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After his Irish Catholic family moved to New York when he was 3 years old, James Hagerty attended Evander Childs High School in the Bronx, before enrolling in and graduating from Blair Academy, which he attended for his last two years in high school.

Thomas E. Dewey

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He became the press secretary to Governor Thomas E. Dewey in 1943, and handled Dewey's presidential campaigns in 1944 and in 1948.
However, nearly all of his major advisors – including Edwin Jaeckle, Press Secretary James Hagerty, and aide Paul Lockwood – insisted that it would be a mistake to change tactics.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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James Campbell Hagerty (May 9, 1909 – April 11, 1981) served as the sixth White House Press Secretary from 1953 to 1961 during the administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

1960 U-2 incident

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He handled embarrassing episodes, such as those related to the Soviet downing of an American spy plane, the U-2 in 1960. He handled press relations on Eisenhower's international trips, sometimes taking the blame from a hostile foreign press.

Evander Childs Educational Campus

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After his Irish Catholic family moved to New York when he was 3 years old, James Hagerty attended Evander Childs High School in the Bronx, before enrolling in and graduating from Blair Academy, which he attended for his last two years in high school.

The Bronx

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After his Irish Catholic family moved to New York when he was 3 years old, James Hagerty attended Evander Childs High School in the Bronx, before enrolling in and graduating from Blair Academy, which he attended for his last two years in high school.

Columbia College (New York)

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He graduated from Columbia College in 1934, and work as a reporter for The New York Times.

The New York Times

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He graduated from Columbia College in 1934, and work as a reporter for The New York Times.

1944 United States presidential election

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He became the press secretary to Governor Thomas E. Dewey in 1943, and handled Dewey's presidential campaigns in 1944 and in 1948.

1948 United States presidential election

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He became the press secretary to Governor Thomas E. Dewey in 1943, and handled Dewey's presidential campaigns in 1944 and in 1948.

1952 United States presidential election

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He was in charge of candidate Eisenhower's press office in the 1952 campaign, leading to his appointment as Press Secretary in January 1953.

What's My Line?

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He appeared as a mystery challenger on the March 10, 1957, and panelist on the June 23, 1957 episodes of What's My Line?

Operation Sandblast

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Aurand forwarded his Project Magellan proposal and Burke's assessment to Press Secretary James C. Hagerty in a memorandum dated 26 January 1960.

Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower

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His press secretary, James Campbell Hagerty, is the only person to have served in that capacity for two full presidential terms.

International Geophysical Year

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On 29 July 1955, James C. Hagerty, president Dwight D. Eisenhower's press secretary, announced that the United States intended to launch "small Earth circling satellites" between 1 July 1957 and 31 December 1958 as part of the United States contribution to the International Geophysical Year (IGY).