Alexander Haig

Politician

1924 – 2010

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Who was Alexander Haig?

Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr. was a United States Army general who served as the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and White House Chief of Staff under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He also served as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, the second-highest ranking officer in the Army, and as Supreme Allied Commander Europe commanding all U.S. and NATO forces in Europe.

A veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War, Haig was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, and the Purple Heart.

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Born
Dec 2, 1924
Bala Cynwyd
Also known as
  • Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr.
  • General Alexander Haig
  • Gen. Alexander Haig
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Columbia University
  • Georgetown University
  • United States Military Academy
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Columbia Business School
  • Lower Merion High School
  • Naval War College
  • Saint Joseph's Preparatory School
Lived in
  • Philadelphia
Died
Feb 20, 2010
Baltimore
Resting place
Arlington National Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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