Jack Hagerty – The Grandfather of Gay Country Music
Jack Hagerty, known as the father of gay country music, hasn’t taken it easy during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Instead he’s been conducting interviews, offering merchandise from his band online and planning future endeavors with Lavender Country – his groundbreaking collective.
Formerly employed in the medical industry to produce prosthetic hands, his experience in this industry provided him with an innate sense of precision and aesthetics which has now carried over into his sculpture work.
Early Life and Education
Jack Haggarty was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts and attended Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service where he played center fielder on its baseball team.
He belonged to numerous professional organizations, such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and National Aeronautical Association. Additionally, he participated in charitable causes.
He was an extremely caring individual with a great interest in all areas of life, especially flying. His dedication was evident as he would often volunteer his time helping others and was always searching for ways to better himself. On his 90th birthday, he decided to take a risk by flying his Cessna 150 under the Yaquina Bay Bridge – his friends say this was to challenge himself and demonstrate that his courage and curiosity still were intact.
Jack Haggerty has been employed with UnitedHealth Group since 1987 as Senior VP for IBM Data and Technology Services.
Trinity Catholic High in Stamford recognized his talent with all-FCIAC honors in football, hockey and baseball before going on to play four years of hockey and two of baseball for Providence College.
Jack brings more than two decades of experience to home inspection, with certification as both a professional and termite inspector. In addition to membership with the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, Jack has participated in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament fighting and trained law enforcement officers on defensive control tactics for defensive control tactics training courses. Currently residing in Norwalk Connecticut.
Achievement and Honors
Since D’Angelo Harrison won this prestigious honor in 2014, it had been more than 10 years since St. John’s had an award winner; with senior Sir’Dominic Pointer’s recognition this year, St. John’s are back among winners’ ranks!
Myles Powell of Seton Hall has become only the second player ever in its 77-year history to take home two awards – joining Walter Dukes who earned it three times at Hofstra University.
Irvine Valley sophomore baseball standout Jack Hagerty has signed to play NCAA Division II University of Texas Permian Basin next season. Hagerty currently leads his Orange Empire Conference league in batting average and currently leads with three doubles and two triples on his team.
Jack Haggerty is a professional boxer competing in the Flyweight division of ONE Championship. Currently training at Team HK gym in Malaysia.
He started Muay Thai as a child and has quickly amassed multiple amateur accolades since. Additionally, in only his second professional fight he won the ONE Flyweight World Champion title!
Haggerty has long been involved with business associations and technical societies. He served on the boards of several companies – Texas Instruments being one – as an officer and director. In addition, he shared his expertise and skills with other organizations within his community as well as publishing several books that were recognized for their clarity and directness.
Haggerty had an impressive salary at Texas Instruments as a senior engineer, earning regular raises, bonuses and stock options – not to mention membership of the National Academy of Engineering.
Macklemore currently boasts an estimated net worth of $25 Million as of August 2023. Born Benjamin Hammond Haggerty and hailing from Seattle, Washington – more commonly known by his stage name Macklemore – this American rapper and singer-songwriter has collaborated extensively with producer Ryan Lewis over time.
He was an integral member of Naked Raygun during its heyday (1983-1989). Following their disbandment he formed Pegboy with Joe Haggerty on drums, Steve Saylors (bass), and Larry Damore (vocals) from Bhopal Stiffs as Pegboy after leaving Naked Raygun. Over his lifetime he made many trades of Pentair plc stock; his largest transaction took place February 13, 2015 when he sold 32,000 units valuing $2,145,600.