Death of Alexander Haig

December 2, 1924 - February 20, 2010
Washington, District Of Columbia | Age 85

Former secretary of state, dies at 85
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By ANNE GEARAN, AP National Security Writer


Soldier and statesman, Alexander Haig never lived down his televised response to the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. Haig died Saturday at age 85 having held high posts in three Republican administrations and some of the U.S. military's top jobs.

Haig was a four-star Army general who served as a senior adviser to three presidents and had presidential ambitions of his own. He died early in...

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