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Kay Hagan Papers

Identifier: MSS 0363

Scope and Contents

The Kay Hagan Papers range from 2004-2010 and contains: goverment documents (such as statute books, budget information, etc.), correspondence with interest groups/issue representatives, personal business, constituent concerns/correspondence, legislative project information, news articles, campagin paraphenalia, and other miscellaneous items/documents. It must be noted that most of the items and documents come from Senator Hagan's time in the North Carolina State Senate.


  • 2004 - 2010


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Biographical or Historical Information

Senator Kay Ruthven Hagan (D-NC) was born on May 26, 1953 in Shelby, North Carolina to parents Jeanette and Joe Ruthven. She attended Florida State University and graduated with a B.A in 1975, afterwards attending Wake Forest University to receive her J.D. in 1978. After graduating, she began a career in law and in banking. Hagan was first elected to the North Carolina State Senate in 1998 to represent the 32nd district (later redistricted as the 27th) which covered most of Greensboro and Central Guilford County. In 2008, Hagan defeated Republican incumbent Elizabeth Dole and Libertarian Challenger Chris Cole, earning over 52 percent of the vote to win a seat in the United State Senate. Hagan currently is the only Female Democrat representative from North Carolina to the United States Congress. Hagan is married to Chip Hagan, and together they have three children, Jeanette, Tilden, and Carrie.


22.50 Linear Feet (22 boxes)

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Kay Hagan Papers
Bolton Smith
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US