Recalling Life Of Veteran James Frederick Ingraham III

James Frederick Ingraham III is an American war veteran who fought in the World War II. He was in the US Navy during that time. He is famous for being Laura Ingraham’s father. Laura A. Ingraham is an American television and radio host as well as a cancer survivor. She is the youngest daughter of James Frederick Ingraham III.

Early life of James Frederick Ingraham III

James Frederick Ingraham III was born and raised in Peabody, Massachusetts. His parents, Marie Julia Linehan and James Frederick Ingraham Jr. welcomed him on December 12, 1925. Ingraham’s paternal grandparents were Irish immigrants. He has three siblings, Virginia, Mary and David. Right after finishing his high school Ingraham III enrolled in the US Navy in 1943. He was 17 at that time.

Life of Ingraham III in US Navy

Ingraham served on the destroyer USS Marshall during World War II. He saw action in the Pacific Theater, including the Battle of Leyte Gulf. He was discharged from the Navy in 1946 with the rank of lieutenant.

Ingraham III’s Life after World War II

After the war, Ingraham III returned to Connecticut. He graduated from the University of Connecticut and earned a Forest Management degree. Right off the bat Ingraham III joined the forest services of the United States but left after a few years. He then started working for Pratt and Whitney, an engine manufacturing company. After working for 30 years, he opened his own car wash in Manchester.

In 1952, Ingraham III married Anne Caroline Kozak. The couple had four children: James Frederick IV, Brooks, Curtis, and Laura. James and his wife were together for 47 years before she took her last breath in 1999. He followed her on his birthday day in 2013. James Frederick Ingraham is buried in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

All about Laura Ingraham

In her youth, Laura Ingraham was a competitive figure skater. She later attended Dartmouth College, where she was a member of the Delta Delta sorority and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1983. She worked as a speechwriter in the Reagan administration in the late 1980s. In 1995, she published her first book, The Hillary Trap: Looking for Power in All the Wrong Places.

Laura began her broadcasting career as a guest host on The Laura Ingraham Show, a nationally syndicated talk radio show, in 2001. The show was originally syndicated by Westwood One but moved to Talk Radio Network in 2004. In 2012, Laura Ingraham was rated as the No. 5 radio show in America by Talkers Magazine.

On October 30, 2017, Ingraham was announced as the new host of The Ingraham Angle, a Fox News Channel program that replaced The O’Reilly Factor following Bill O’Reilly’s firing. The show debuted on October 30, 2017.

In addition to her radio show and her work on Fox News, Ingraham is also a contributing editor to Life Zette, a conservative news and opinion website founded by her friend and fellow Fox News host, Laura Schlessinger.


Ingraham III loved target shooting and hunting. Gifted with five grandchildren he passed away at the age of 88. Except Laura, all his children keep a very low profile. Laura Ingraham is a political commentator and radio host. She never married but has adopted three children.

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