James Day Hodgson
|James D. Hodgson|
|The official portrait of James D. Hodgson hangs in the Department of Labor|
|12th United States Secretary of Labor|
July 2, 1970 – February 1, 1973
|President||Richard M. Nixon|
|Preceded by||George P. Shultz|
|Succeeded by||Peter J. Brennan|
|United States Ambassador to Japan|
July 19, 1974 – February 2, 1977
|President||Gerald R. Ford|
|Preceded by||Robert S. Ingersoll|
|Succeeded by||Mike Mansfield|
December 3, 1915|
Dawson, Minnesota, United States
|Died||November 28, 2012
Malibu, California, United States
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Spouse(s)||Maria Denend Hodgson (m. 1943 - 2012; his death)|
|Children||Frederick Jesse Hodgson
Nancy Ruth Hodgson
(Mrs. Richard J. Nachman)
|Alma mater||University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of California, Los Angeles
Hodgson was born in Dawson, Minnesota, the son of Fred Arthur Hodgson, a lumberyard owner, and his wife, Casaraha M. (née Day). He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1938 and completed his graduated studies at the University of California at Los Angeles. He married the former Maria Denend on August 24, 1943. They had two children, Nancy Ruth Hodgson, and Frederick Jesse Hodgson.
During World War II, Hodgson served as an officer in the United States Navy. He worked for Lockheed Martin for 25 years. From 1970 to 1973, Hodgson served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor for President Nixon, and from 1974 to 1977, he served as the Ambassador to Japan during the Ford Administration.
Beginning in 1977, Hodgson served as the Chairman of the Board of the Uranium Mining Company. Hodgson served as an adjunct professor at University of California, Los Angeles and was visiting scholar from the American Enterprise Institute.
- "American Senryu", The Japan Times, 1992 (a collection of senryū, short humorous poems similar to haiku)
- "Doing Business with the New Japan", 2000 (written with Yoshihiro Sano and John L. Graham)
- Adkisson, Knowles (1915-12-03). "Hodgson, former Secretary of Labor, dies at Malibu home - Malibu Times: News: james hodgson, nixon, osha, hilda solis, lockheed". Malibu Times. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
- "James D. Hodgson". NNDB. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
- "Hodgson, James Day (b. 1915)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
- "James Day Hodgson (1915-)". US Department of State. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
- "Finding Aid of the James D. Hodgson Papers". Online Archives of California. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to James Day Hodgson.|
- U.S. Department of Labor Biography
- Finding Aid of the James D. Hodgson Papers (California Digital Library)
- Price Comparisons Between the Japanese and U.S. Markets (RAND Corporation, 1991)
- James D. Hodgson at the NNDB
- US Department of State
George P. Shultz
|United States Secretary of Labor
Peter J. Brennan
Robert S. Ingersoll
|United States Ambassador to Japan