Alexander HAIG

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American politician, World Wars & Contemporary Wars

AmericanBorn Alexander Meigs HAIG

United States Army general who served as the 50th United States Secretary of State

Born on December 2, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA , United States

Died on February 20, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Haig was born in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, the middle of three children of Alexander Meigs Haig, Sr., a Republican lawyer, and his wife Regina Anne (née Murphy). When Haig was 10, his father, aged 38, died of cancer. His Irish-American mother raised her children in the Roman Catholic faith. He attended Saint Joseph's Preparatory School in North Philadelphia. He then studied at the University of Notre Dame for two years, before transferring to the United States Military Academy, where he graduated in 1947. Haig later earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School in 1955 and a Master of Arts degree in international relations from Georgetown University in 1961. His thesis examined the role of military officers in making national policy.

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