Henry McCord
Henry McCord
Name: Henry McCord
Status: Alive
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Nickname(es): Hank
Affiliation: Georgetown University
National War College
Profession: University Professor
USMC: Officer
Rank: USMC: Captain
Father: Patrick McCord (deceased)
Mother: Mrs. McCord (deceased)
Sibling(s): Maureen McCord-Ryan (sister)
Shane McCord (brother)
Erin McCord (sister)
Marital status: Married
Spouse(s): Elizabeth Adams McCord (m. 1990)
Children: Stephanie McCord (daughter, b. 1994)
Alison McCord (daughter, b. 1999)
Jason McCord (son, b. 2001)
Other family: Mr. Adams (father-in-law (deceased))
Mrs. Adams (mother-in-law (deceased))
Will Adams (brother-in-law)
Sophie Adams (sister-in-law)
Annie Adams (niece)
Sarah McCord
Tom Ryan (brother-in-law)
John Ryan (nephew)
Kenzie Ryan (niece)
Kelly Ryan (niece)
Played by: Tim Daly
First appeared: "Pilot"

Henry McCord is a retired United States Marine Corps captain and the husband of the United States Secretary of State, Elizabeth McCord. A former pilot, he now works as a military ethics professor for the National War College and was recently reactivated by the NSA.


Early lifeEdit

He went to school in Melbourne, Australia before deciding to make the move to the US. Henry married Elizabeth Adams. They have two daughters, Stephanie McCord and Alison McCord and a son, Jason. He was a professor at UVA along with Elizabeth prior to her appointment as Secretary of State.

United States Marine Corps serviceEdit

Henry served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, achieving the rank of captain. He was assigned to the 3rd Marine Air Wing out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, where he flew F-18 Hornets in Desert Storm. He eventually retired and returned to civilian life.

National Security AgencyEdit

Henry was recruited by the NSA, when he was a fighter pilot in the USMC. He was later reinstated by the NSA and used his position as an Ethics Professor in Georgetown as his cover until he accepted a new position in the National War College where he would work for the DIA.

National War College Edit

In "Spartan Figures (S01E19)", he was approached by Brigadier General Mitch Sarno, who asked him to work at the National War College in D.C.. Starting in Season 2, Henry works in the War College's Strategic Studies Department teaching military ethics class. In that class, he meets Ivan Kolashkov, and Dmitri Petrov, who would later be his DIA asset.

By accepting the job in the War College, he is introduced to Jane Fellows, who is Henry's main contact with the DIA. He also meets Cooper Ralston, and Perry Thomas in the DIA safe house.

Murphy Station In the latter half of the second season, Henry begins to work directly for the White House as part of the 'Murphy Station', working in counter terrorism tasked with finding and stopping the terrorist group Hizb-al Shahid and its leader, Jibral Disah, who was the mastermind behind the dirty bomb terrorist attack which Henry and his children were involved in.

Trivia Edit

  • No theologian has ever been known to crack the CIA ranks to the level of Dr. McCord
  • No theologian in the history of the world has had near personal meetings with POTUS to discuss matters of national security
  • He is No. 3 on TMI Magazine Top 10 List of Arm-Candy US Government Edition.
  • He liked Gunsmoke as a child.
  • his DS code name is Cardinal.

Physical Description Edit

Brown short hair, brown eyes, Caucasian, and 1,85 m tall.

Behind the Scenes Edit

Henry McCord was portrayed by Tim Daly in Season 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Madam Secretary.