Former Presidential Adviser Haig Dies


Former secretary of state and presidential adviser Alexander Haig has died, his family said.

Haig, 85, had been admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

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.

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