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James Joseph Haggerty, American writer. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Air medal with clusters. Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, Touchdown Club (Washington), Air Force Association, Aviation Space Writers Association, Culpeper (Virginia) Country Club.

Background

Haggerty, James Joseph was born on February 1, 1920 in Orange. Son of James Joseph and Anna (Morahan) Haggerty.

Education

Student, Public School.

Career

Reporter Orange Daily Courier, New Jersey, 1938—1940. Military editor American Aviation Publications, 1948—1953. Aviation editor Collier's, 1953—1956, free-lance writer science & aerospace subjects, 1956—1998.

Editor Aerospace Year Book, 1957—1970. Aerospace editorial consultant Aerospace Industries Association, 1974—1998, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1975—1996. President Commission Space Shuttle Challenger Accident, 1986.

With United States Army Air Force, 1942-1948.

Membership

Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, Touchdown Club (Washington), Air Force Association, Aviation Space Writers Association, Culpeper (Virginia) Country Club.

Connections

Married Marian Smith Mitten, November 20, 1962 (deceased January 1989). Children: Karin, James Joseph, Brian.

father:
James Joseph Haggerty

mother:
Anna (Morahan) Haggerty

spouse:
Marian Smith Mitten

children:
Brian Haggerty

James Joseph Haggerty

Karin Haggerty