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Alexander Haig

1924 - 2010

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Alexander Meigs Haig Jr. (; December 2, 1924 – February 20, 2010) was United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and White House Chief of Staff under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Prior to and in between these cabinet-level positions, he was a general in the United States Army, serving first as the vice chief of staff of the Army and then as Supreme Allied Commander Europe. In 1973, Haig became the youngest four-star general in the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Haig has received more than 1,930,404 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Alexander Haig is the 875th most popular military personnel (down from 804th in 2019), the 2,734th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,580th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Alexander Haig ranks 875 out of 1,468Before him are Bruno Loerzer, Mario Terán, Hellmuth Stieff, Karel Doorman, Radko Dimitriev, and Xanthippus of Carthage. After him are Artabazos I of Phrygia, Wolfgang Lotz, Oskar von Hutier, Al-Muhallab ibn Abi Sufra, Edward Vernon, and Heinrich Ehrler.

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Among people born in 1924, Alexander Haig ranks 131Before him are Aman Andom, William Auld, Allan Edwall, Carlo Bergonzi, Cicely Tyson, and Edward Cassidy. After him are Zbigniew Herbert, József Zakariás, Sabine Weiss, Idries Shah, Alain Bombard, and Fess Parker. Among people deceased in 2010, Alexander Haig ranks 95Before him are Martin Sandberger, Howard Zinn, Miguel Delibes, Erich Segal, Vladislav Ardzinba, and Dick Francis. After him are Raimon Panikkar, Fess Parker, Cécile Aubry, Luis García Berlanga, Dimitrios Ioannidis, and Vladimir Ilyushin.

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Among people born in United States, Alexander Haig ranks 2,734 out of 18,182Before him are Delmer Daves (1904), Damon Wayans (1960), Treat Williams (1951), John C. Bogle (1929), Jermaine Jackson (1954), and Anna Moffo (1932). After him are Edmond O'Brien (1915), Kirk Kerkorian (1917), Joey DeMaio (1954), Flannery O'Connor (1925), Douglas Trumbull (1942), and Neilia Hunter Biden (1942).


Among military personnels born in United States, Alexander Haig ranks 43Before him are Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886), Philip Sheridan (1831), Charlie Wilson (1933), George B. McClellan (1826), David Farragut (1801), and Joseph E. Johnston (1807). After him are Joseph Stilwell (1883), Ernest King (1878), Walton Walker (1889), John Basilone (1916), David Petraeus (1952), and Holland Smith (1882).