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A Man In Control
|2 Dec 1924
||Alexander Haig born.
||Assistant to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.
||Assistant to Henry Kissinger.
||Deputy Assistant to Richard M. Nixon for National Security Affairs.
||Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, until 1979.
|22 Jan 1981
||Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan.
|30 Mar 1981
||During the confusion after Ronald Reagan was shot by John Hinckley, Haig asserts at the White House, "I'm in control here" -- forgetting about the Constitutional line of succession. This error in judgement basically kills his career.
|5 Jul 1982
||Resigns as Secretary of State.
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