1909 – Agee was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on November 27, 1909.
1916 – Educated at a boarding school, Saint Andrews School for Mountain Boys.
1924-1925 – Attended Knoxville High School for a year and went to travel with Father Flye to Europe.
1928 – Entered Philips Exeter Academy where he was the president of The Lantern Club and became the editor of Monthly were he published his writings.
1932 – Admitted at Harvard University despite barely passing many of his secondary courses. Became the editor-in-chief of the Harvard Advocate.
1933 – Married Via Saunders on January 28, 1933.
1934 – Published his first volume of poetry titled "Permit Me Voyage".
1936 – Worked at Fortune magazine together with photographer Walker Evans.
1938 – Married Alma Mailman after he divorced Saunders.
1942 – Worked for Time magazine as a film critic while writing occasional book reviews. Became a film critic for The Nation Magazine.
1946 – Married Mia Fritsch and lived at Greenwich Village.
1948 – Quit both magazines to become a freelance writer and continued writing magazine articles while writing scripts for the movies.
1951 – Suffered two heart attacks which affected his life.
1955 – He died on May 16, 1955, the same day his father died.
1957 – Won the Pulitzer Price for his autobiographical novel titled "A Death in the Family".