- NAME: Chuck Hagel
- OCCUPATION: U.S. Representative
- BIRTH DATE: October 04, 1946 (Age: 66)
- EDUCATION: St. Bonaventure High School, Brown Institute for Radio and Television, University of Nebraska
- PLACE OF BIRTH: North Platte, Nebraska
- Full Name: Charles Timothy Hagel
- AKA: Chuck Hagel
- AKA: Charles Hagel
- ZODIAC SIGN: Libra
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Chuck Hagel cofounded Vanguard Cellular Systems, is a former Republican U.S. senator from Nebraska, and was nominated for U.S. secretary of defense by Barack Obama.
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Following his retirement from the Senate in 2008, Hagel began teaching at Georgetown University. In January 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Hagel for secretary of defense. The following month, however, Senate Republicans filibustered the decision to move forward wtih Hagel's nomination by a vote of 58-39.
Hagel and his wife Lilibet have two children, a daughter named Allyn and a son named Ziller. In addition to his family life and work in politics and communications, Hagel serves on the boards of numerous institutions. He has been a trustee at Hastings College and Bellevue University. He has also served as co-chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Corporate Council.
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