Chip Hagan Biography – Who Is Kay Hagan Husband
Chip Hagan (Charles T. Hagan III) is a lawyer and a partner with the law firm Hagan Barrett PLLC in Greensboro. He is the husband of the late former U.S. Senator Kay Hagan who helped secure approval of Obamacare healthcare law. She died on October 28, 2019 at the age of 66 after battling with encephalitis or inflammation of the brain for about three years after suffering a tick bite.
Chip Hagan Education
Chip joined Wake Forest Law School after serving in the Navy for four years. While at the Law School he served as Editor in Chief of the Wake Forest Law Review.
Chip Hagan Lawyer
After Chip graduated from Law School he joined his father in the firm his father had founded. After several years of assisting in litigation matters, he shifted his focus towards assisting businesses as they were formed and grew. This led him to working with foreign companies seeking to do business in the United States.
He is also active in his community having served as Chairman of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce. He also helped to found Leadership North Carolina, a statewide leadership development organization for which he served as Chairman for 5 years.
He served as the Co-Chair of the Piedmont Angel Network, an organization that seeks to provide funding for early-stage entrepreneurs. That organization has provided over $12,000,000 in funding to entrepreneurs.
In 1997 he received the Small Business Advocate of the Year Award from the Greensboro Area Chamber of Commerce.
Chip Hagan Wife – Kay Hagan Husband
Chip married his wife Kay Hagan in 1977, at the time they were both students at Wake Forest University. Kay was an American lawyer, banking executive, and politician. She began her career in banking and later became a stay at home parent before joining politics.
Kay was a member of the Democratic Party and served as a United States Senator from North Carolina from 2009 to 2015. She helped secure approval of the Obamacare healthcare law.
In 2010 she was also one of the five Democrats in the Senate to vote against a bill to allow immigrants who entered the United States as children without authorization to legally remain in the country. During the 2014 election she lost her seat to Thom Tillis, the Republican speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives.
Chip Hagan Children
Chip together with his wife have three children together; Jeanette, Tilden, and Carrie. One of their daughters is a geologist, their son is a doctor and their youngest daughter r works with her husband and brother in a solar installation business.
Kay Hagan Death
Kay Hagan died on October 28, 2019 at her home in Greensboro, N.C. of encephalitis at the age of 66. In a statement her family said; “We are heartbroken to share that Kay left us unexpectedly this morning. Kay meant everything to us, and we were honored to share her with the people of North Carolina whom she cared for and fought for so passionately as an elected official.”
Kay Hagan Cause of Death
Hagan died of encephalitis, or brain inflammation, caused by Powassan virus, a rare virus spread from ticks to humans. She got infected in late 2016 and this caused brain inflammation which made it difficult for her to speak and walk.