1933 - Alexander was born in New York City on the 21st of September.
1948 - Attended Ethical Culture and Fieldston Schools in New York City.
1955 - Received his bachelor's degree at Harvard University.
1958 - Received his law degree at Yale University was joined the New York National Guard.
19591961 - Married Adele Logan. Worked as an assistant district attorney for New York County and became the executive director of the Manhattanville Hamilton Grange Neighborhood Conservation Project while practicing law in New York City.
1963 - Appointed as a foreign affairs officer on the National Security Council staff.
1964-1967 - Became deputy special assistant to the President, associate special counsel, and deputy special counsel on the White House staff.
1967-1969 - Appointed chairman of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and was a special representative of the President and headed the United States delegation to ceremonies marking the independence of the Kingdom of Swaziland.
1969 - Became a practitioner at the Washington firm of Arnold and Porter.
1972-1976 - He was a regular television news commentator in Washington DC for 4 years. Became a professor of law at Howard University for 1 year. Became a partner in the law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson, and Alexander.
1977-1981 - Became United States Secretary of the Army under the administration of President Carter.
1981 - Founded his consulting firm, Alexander & Associates, Inc.
1993 - Became a member of the Board of Directors of the D&B Corporation.
1999 - Became the chairman and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet after Volney Taylor resigned.
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