Reagan’s Secretary of State Alexander Haig diesFebruary 20th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Alexander Haig who was the Secretary of State during the Reagan administration has died. He died on Saturday, at the ripe old age of 85. A spokesman for the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore confirmed his death. He was also a former Army General, who was the Chief of Staff when the Watergate scandal broke out.
According to the family spokesman, the Republican veteran politician John Haig died at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, from complications associated with an infection. They said that he was admitted to the hospital on the 28th of January and remained in critical condition, and then finally succumbed to the infection as well.
He also tried unsuccessfully to become the US President in 1988. However his campaign was marked by the taunting of candidates, which also included the Vice President George Bush, at that time.
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