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James M. Beggs
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Born
James Montgomery Beggs

(1926-01-09)January 9, 1926
Died April 23, 2020(2020-04-23) (aged 94)
Alma mater United States Naval Academy
Harvard University
Occupation businessman, consultant, administrator
Known for former administrator of NASA
Spouse(s) Mary Harrison
Children five

James Montgomery Beggs (January 9, 1926 – April 23, 2020) was an American businessman and politician. He served as the 6th Administrator of NASA. He was nominated by President Reagan on June 1, 1981. Beggs took his oath of office and entered the post on July 10, 1981, serving until December 4, 1985.

Beggs died on April 23, 2020 at the age of 94 at his home in Bethesda, Maryland of congestive heart failure.

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