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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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