James Day Hodgson
|United States Ambassador to Japan|
July 19, 1974 – February 2, 1977
|Preceded by||Robert Ingersoll|
|Succeeded by||Mike Mansfield|
|United States Secretary of Labor|
July 2, 1970 – February 1, 1973
|Preceded by||George Shultz|
|Succeeded by||Peter Brennan|
December 3, 1915|
Dawson, Minnesota, U.S.
|Died||November 28, 2012
Malibu, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of California, Los Angeles
Early life 
Hodgson was born in Dawson, Minnesota to Fred Arthur Hodgson and Casaraha Day. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1938, and completed his graduated studies at the University of California at Los Angeles.
During World War II, Hodgson served as an officer in the United States Navy. He worked for Lockheed Martin for twenty-five years. From 1970 to 1973 he served as United States Secretary of Labor for President Nixon, and from 1974 to 1977 he served as Ambassador to Japan during the Ford Administration.
Beginning in 1977, he served as chairman of the board of the Uranium Mining Company. Hgson served as adjunct professor of University of California, Los Angeles and visiting scholar of the American Enterprise Institute. With the death of W. Willard Wirtz on April 24, 2010, Hodgson became the oldest living former cabinet member.
Personal life 
Hodgson married Maria Denend on August 24, 1943 and they have two children, Nancy and Frederick.
- "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.
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