Alexander Haig

1924 - 2010

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Alexander Meigs Haig Jr. (; December 2, 1924 – February 20, 2010) was the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and the 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, he 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 1,860,694 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Alexander Haig is the 804th most popular military personnel (down from 730th in 2019), the 2,581st most popular biography from United States (down from 2,311th in 2019) and the 40th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Alexander Haig ranks 804 out of 1,466Before him are Marie-Pierre Kœnig, Gunichi Mikawa, Radko Dimitriev, Karl Ernst, Bertram Ramsay, and Hermann Ehrhardt. After him are Baji Rao I, Presian, Duško Popov, Henri Winkelman, Ding Ruchang, and Hermann von François.

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Among people born in 1924, Alexander Haig ranks 127Before him are Margit Sandemo, József Zakariás, Lefter Küçükandonyadis, Daniel Inouye, Raymond Barre, and Yuri Bondarev. After him are Yehuda Amichai, Idries Shah, Allan Edwall, Vasil Bykaŭ, Karlheinz Deschner, and Zbigniew Herbert. Among people deceased in 2010, Alexander Haig ranks 88Before him are Robert Culp, Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy, Peter Graves, Miguel Delibes, Malcolm McLaren, and Captain Beefheart. After him are Vladislav Ardzinba, Bella Akhmadulina, Luis Molowny, Teddy Scholten, Jean Ferrat, and Alan Sillitoe.

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Among people born in United States, Alexander Haig ranks 2,581 out of 15,968Before him are Rensis Likert (1903), Ignacio Zaragoza (1829), Gerard Damiano (1928), Robert Monroe (1915), Jean Arthur (1900), and Jon Brower Minnoch (1941). After him are Tony Robbins (1960), Carla Bley (1936), Madeleine Astor (1893), John Hillerman (1932), Lionel Hampton (1908), and William Moulton Marston (1893).


Among military personnels born in United States, Alexander Haig ranks 40Before him are P. G. T. Beauregard (1818), Matthew Ridgway (1895), William Halsey Jr. (1882), Joseph Stilwell (1883), Henry H. Arnold (1886), and Philip Sheridan (1831). After him are Walton Walker (1889), Joseph E. Johnston (1807), George B. McClellan (1826), John Basilone (1916), Ernest King (1878), and David Farragut (1801).