Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig dies at 85

Alexander Haig, a former four-star general and adviser to three United States presidents died earlier today in Baltimore after suffering complications associated with an infection.

Update: Please ensure you go read Jim’s memories of then United Technologies president Alexander Haig when he interviewed him a couple of times.

From Fox News. Our condolences to his family and friends.

The Haig family says he died Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore from complications associated with an infection. He was 85.

The four-star general served as a top adviser to three presidents and had presidential ambitions of his own. President Richard Nixon appointed him White House chief of staff in 1973. In that role, Haig helped the president prepare his impeachment defense and handled many of the day-to-day decisions normally made by the chief executive.

Haig later served as secretary of state under President Ronald Reagan. Read more.

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