Douglas McKay
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Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1893
Date of Death: 1959
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Occupation: Farmer, automobile dealer, politician
Spouse: Mabel Christine Hill
Military Branch: United States Army (World War I, World War II)
Political Party: Republican Party
Political Office(s): Mayor of Salem;
Governor of Oregon;
US Secretary of the Interior
Fictional Appearances:
The Hot War
POD: November, 1950
Appearance(s): Bombs Away
Type of Appearance: Oblique contemporary reference
Political Office(s): Governor of Oregon

James Douglas McKay (June 24, 1893 – July 22, 1959) was an American businessman and politician from Oregon. He served in World War I before he became a successful businessman, mainly as a car dealership owner in the capital city of Salem. A Republican, he served as a city councilor and mayor of Salem before election to the Oregon State Senate. McKay served four terms in the state senate, also fought in World War II, and was then elected as the 25th Governor of Oregon in 1948. He left that office before the end of his term when he was selected as the 35th U.S. Secretary of the Interior during the Eisenhower administration.

Douglas McKay in The Hot War[]

After the Soviet Union's atomic attack on Portland on March 2, 1951, Oregon Governor Douglas McKay[1] called out the National Guard, following the lead of Governors Fred Payne of Maine and Earl Warren of California.[2]


  1. Not named, but the POD would not have affected his reelection in 1950.
  2. Bombs Away, pg. 170, ebook.
Political offices
Preceded by
John H. Hall
Governor of Oregon
Succeeded by
Paul L. Patterson
Preceded by
Oscar Littleton Chapman
United States Secretary of the Interior
Succeeded by
Fred Andrew Seaton