CULVER CITY, Calif. -- Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr. was appointed Wednesday to the board of directors of the newly-formed MGM-UA Home Entertainment Group, the motion picture conglomerate announced.
Haig, former secretary of state in the Reagan administration and White House chief of staff under President Nixon, will also be nominated for appointment to MGM-UA Entertainment's board of directors at the Jan. 8 stockholders meeting.
Reached Tuesday afternoon at his home in Bethesda, Md., Haig said he was 'delighted and looking forward to my new association with MGM.'
Another former secretary of state, Henry Kissinger, and former President Gerald Ford are on the board of directors for 20th Century-Fox.
Norman Brokaw, vice president of the William Morris Talent Agency, negotiated Haig's deal with MGM-UA together with Haig's counsel Sherwood Goldberg of Washington.