James Hagerty
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1909
Date of Death: 1981
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Journalist, Author of Non-Fiction, White House Press Secretary
Political Party: Republican Party
Turtledove Appearances:
POD: May 30, 1942
Appearance(s): Aftershocks
Type of Appearance: Direct (via television)
James Campbell Hagerty (May 9, 1909 - April 11, 1981) served as the only White House Press Secretary from 1953 to 1961 during the administration of Dwight Eisenhower.

James Hagerty in WorldwarEdit

James Hagerty was the Gray House Press Secretary for the Earl Warren Administration. In 1965, shortly after the Race destroyed Indianapolis with an explosive-metal bomb, Hagerty discovered that President Warren had committed suicide. He read aloud for the media Warren's suicide note, which admitted responsibility for the attack on the Race's Colonization Fleet in 1962. After reading it, Hagerty burst into tears, and fled the cameras.[1]


  1. Aftershocks, pgs. 292-294 PB, 232-234 HC.
Political offices
Preceded by
Roger Tubby
White House Press Secretary
Succeeded by
Pierre Salinger