Herbert James Hagerman (December 15, 1871 – January 28, 1935) was an American attorney, was the 17th Governor of the New Mexico Territory from 1906 to 1907.
Hagerman was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to industrialist J. J. Hagerman. He graduated from Cornell University in 1890. From 1898 to 1901, he was the second secretary at the United States Embassy to Russia. In 1901, Hagerman was presented with the Russian Order of St. Anna by Czar Nicholas II. Appointed by Albert Fall, Secretary of the Interior, Hagerman later served as Commissioner to the Navajos, c. 1923.
Hagerman, a member of the Kappa Alpha Society, died in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1935.
- This article incorporates facts obtained from: Lawrence Kestenbaum, The Political Graveyard
- "The Russian Court" by Herbert J. Hagerman as published in the The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume LXX, May 1905 to October 1905, pp. 242–247
- History of New Mexico: Its Resources and People, Volume I by George B. Anderson, 1907, p. 278 regarding Hagerman and territorial land disposition under the Fergusson Act of 1898
- House Journal: Proceedings of the House of Representatives of the Territory of New Mexico, Thirty-Seventh Session, 1907 (p. 266) concerning House Resolution No. 19 calling for an investigation of Governor Hagerman alleging actions taken on behalf of the Pennsylvania Development Company
- Article "New Mexico: Political" in The New International Yearbook: A Compendium of the World's Progress for the Year 1907, edited by Frank Moore Colby, 1908 (p. 558) describing Hagerman's appointment and resignation as Governor of New Mexico
- A Statement in Regard to Certain Matters Concerning the Governorship and Political Affairs in New Mexico in 1906-1907 by Herbert J. Hagerman, 1908 self-published by Hagerman containing a series of letters exchanged between Hagerman, President Theodore Roosevelt, and others regarding controversies during Hagerman's term as Governor of New Mexico
- The Leading Facts of New Mexican History, Volume II by Ralph Emerson Twitchell, 1912 (p. 549) concerning controversies leading to the appointment of Hagerman as Governor of New Mexico and his subsequent resignation
- Bull Moose Trails, Supplement to "Rooseveltian Fact and Fable", Chapter IV "How T.R. Fought the 'Bosses' of New Mexico in 1906-07" (pp. 78–102) by Annie Riley Hale, 1912
- The Student's History of New Mexico, Second Edition by L. Bradford Prince, 1921 (p. 151)
- Annual Report of the Secretary of the Interior for the Fiscal year Ended June 30 1921 by the U.S. Department of the Interior, p. 41 referencing discovery of oil in the Hogback structure of the Navajo Reservation and Hagerman's involvement, as Commissioner to the Navajos, in the formation of a tribal council
- Minutes of the Navajo Tribal Council held July 7, 1925 led by Hagerman and discussing preservation of Canyon de Chelly as a National Monument. Also see Canyon de Chelly National Monument Administrative History, Chapter 2
- Dancing Gods: Indian Ceremonials of New Mexico and Arizona by Erna Fergusson, 1931 (p. 130) referencing Hagerman's term as Commissioner to the Navajos