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Alexander Haig

Alexander Haig Hospitalized in Baltimore
Friday, 19 Feb 2010 10:53 AM Article Font Size
Alexander Haig, the retired four-star general who served as Richard Nixon's chief of staff during the Watergate scandal, was in a Baltimore hospital on Friday with an undisclosed medical condition.

Johns Hopkins Medical Center spokesman Gary Stephenson confirmed that the 85-year-old Haig had been admitted as a patient. But he did not provide details.

Haig served as a top adviser to three Republican presidents -- Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. A career Army officer, he was also NATO supreme allied commander and later Reagan's secretary of state.

Haig ran for president in 1988, but was dogged in the campaign by his famous declaration "I'm in control here" after the 1981 assassination attempt on Reagan.

Critics called that statement, which seemed to incorrectly state the line of presidential succession, pompous and militaristic and used it against him.

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Alexander Haig

United States Secretary of State
In office
January 22, 1981 – July 5, 1982
President Ronald Reagan
Deputy William P. Clark
Walter John Stoessel, Jr.
Preceded by Edmund Muskie
Succeeded by George Shultz
White House Chief of Staff
In office
President Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Preceded by H. R. Haldeman
Succeeded by Donald Rumsfeld
Supreme Allied Commander Europe
In office
December 15, 1974 – July 1, 1979
Preceded by Gen. Andrew Goodpaster
Succeeded by Gen. Bernard W. Rogers
Deputy National Security Advisor
In office
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by Robert Komer
Succeeded by Brent Scowcroft
Born December 2, 1924
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died February 20, 2010
Baltimore, Maryland
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Patricia Haig
Alma mater University of Notre Dame
United States Military Academy
Columbia Business School
Georgetown University
Profession Soldier, Civil servant
Religion Roman Catholic
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1947 - 1979
Rank General
Battles/wars Korean War
Vietnam War
Awards Distinguished Service Cross
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star
Bronze Star
Combat Infantryman Badge
Purple Heart
Presidential Service Badge
Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr. (December 2, 1924- February 20, 2010) was a retired 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.[1] In 1973 Haig served as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, the number-two ranking officer in the Army.[2] Haig served as the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, commanding all U.S. and NATO forces in Europe.
Haig, a veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War, is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, and the Purple Heart.[3]
On February 20, 2010 news reports indicated that Haig passed away from an undisclosed illness.
Contents [hide]
1 Early life and education
2 Serves with MacArthur in Korea
3 Pentagon assignments
4 Distinguished Service Cross in Vietnam
5 Regimental Commander
6 Security Advisor (1969–1972)
7 White House Chief of Staff (1973–1974)
8 NATO Supreme Commander (1974–1979)
9 Civilian employment
10 Secretary of State (1981-1982)
10.1 Reagan assassination attempt
10.2 Falklands War
10.3 1982 Lebanon War
11 1988 Republican presidential nomination
12 Military Awards
13 Later Life
14 Family
15 Dramatic portrayals
16 Further reading
17 See also
18 References
19 External links

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