Haig, Alexander Meigs, 1924-2010

Alexander Meigs Haig (b. 1924) was an army officer, politician, diplomat, and Secretary of State. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy and entered the U.S. Army, advancing through grades to the rank of general. He served as military assistant to the Secretary of the Army in 1964, and was deputy special assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense from 1964 to 1965. From 1969 to 1970, Haig was chief military assistant to National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger, and from 1970 to 1973 he was Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 1973, he was vice chief of staff for the U.S. Army, and he served as White House Chief of Staff for Nixon from 1973 to 1974. After leaving the White House, he served as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander for SHAPE from 1974 to 1979. He retired from the Army in 1979, and briefly served as Secretary of State during the Reagan administration, from 1981 to 1982.

From the description of Haig, Alexander Meigs, 1924- (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10569246

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