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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.
By United Press International

GOP remembers, honors dead colleagues

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Republicans meeting in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday took a moment of silence to honor some of the party's leaders who have died since the 2008 party convention.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 2, 2011.
By United Press International
Alexander Haig dead at 85

Alexander Haig dead at 85

BALTIMORE, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Retired Gen. Alexander Haig Jr., a top official to three U.S. presidents, died Saturday at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, officials said. He was 85.

Former Secretary of State Haig in hospital

BALTIMORE, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig was in critical condition Friday after three weeks in a Baltimore hospital, a spokesman said.
Gen. Haig resigns from MGM Mirage board

Gen. Haig resigns from MGM Mirage board

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig Jr. has resigned from the board of MGM Mirage in Las Vegas, the casino said Tuesday.

McCain: Powell's endorsement no surprise

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. presidential nominee John McCain said he still respects fellow Republican Colin Powell despite his endorsement Sunday of Democrat Barack Obama.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007.
By United Press International

Former National Archivist Warner dies

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 3 (UPI) -- Robert Warner, credited with turning the U.S. National Archives into a politically independent agency, has died at 79.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 25, the 176th day of 2006 with 189 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Dec. 2, the 336th day of 2005 with 29 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 25, the 176th day of 2005 with 189 to follow.
By United Press International

Bottom Line: Holiday investment shopping

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Christmas is coming, meaning it's time for investors to adjust their portfolios, and for us to review and update some recent predictions.
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, UPI Columnist
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Alexander Haig
President Reagan taks to Alexander Haig after his return from China at the Cenury Plaza Hotel June 25, 1981. President Reagan spent a couple of days in Los Angeles before going on to his Santa Barbara ranch for the weekend. (UPI Photo/Larry Rubenstein/FILES)
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Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr. (December 2, 1924 – February 20, 2010) was a United States Army general who served as the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and White House Chief of Staff under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He also served as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, the second-highest ranking officer in the Army, and as Supreme Allied Commander Europe commanding all U.S. and NATO forces in Europe.

A veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War, Haig was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, and the Purple Heart.

Haig was born in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia. He was the middle of three children of Alexander Meigs Haig, Sr., a Republican lawyer, and his wife Regina Anne Murphy. When Haig was 10, his father, aged 38, died of cancer, and his Irish American mother raised her children in the Catholic church. He attended Saint Joseph's Preparatory School in Philadelphia and graduated from Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. He then studied at the University of Notre Dame for two years, before transferring to the United States Military Academy, where he graduated in 1947. Haig later earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School in 1955 and a Master of Arts degree in international relations from Georgetown University in 1961. His thesis examined the role of military officers in making national policy.

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