Former US Senator Kay Hagan dies at age 66
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Hagan, first elected to Congress in 2008, was born on May 26, 1953 in, North Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree in 1975 from , and then graduated from in 1978 with a law degree.
In 1998, following ten years working for Republican US Senator to become the first female Democratic US Senator from North Carolina. She served for one term before losing reelection to , a Republican, in 2014., Hagan successfully ran for a seat in North Carolina's state Senate. A decade later, in 2008, Hagan defeated incumbent
According to Sadie Weiner, Hagan's former spokeswoman, Hagan died from, a , leading to encephalitis (brain inflammation).