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Alexander M. Haig Jr., at 85; was Reagan’s secretary of state

Alexander Haig Jr. also served as White House chief of staff during the Nixon administration. He was a four-star general. Alexander Haig Jr. also served as White House chief of staff during the Nixon administration. He was a four-star general. (Mark Wilson/Globe Staff/File 1988)
By Mark Feeney
Globe Staff / February 21, 2010

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Alexander M. Haig Jr., who as secretary of state declared “I’m in control here’’ when President Reagan was shot, in 1981, and as White House chief of staff seven years earlier was effectively in charge of the government during the final days of the Nixon administration, died yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. (Full article: 1607 words)

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