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Kissinger, Henry Alfred

Born: 1923 AD
Currently alive, at 93 years of age.
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1923 – born – May 27th – Furth, Germany

 

 

 

1938 – Kissinger’s family emigrated to U.S. from Germany, to escape Nazis persecution in 1938

(naturalized US citizen 1943)

 

 

 

1943-46 – US Army Counter-Intelligence Corps, Military Intelligence (1946-49)

 

 

1949-1964 – Married to Ann Fleisher, they have son and daughter. 

 

 

 

1950 – BA, Harvard University (summa cum laude)

 

 

 

1952 – MA, Harvard University

 

 

1954 – PhD International Relations, Harvard University

 

 

 

1955-1971 – director of Defense Studies Program at Harvard University (on leave 1969-1971)

 

 

 

1965 – As the Vietnam War intensified, Kissinger was drawn deeply into efforts to end it. He undertook an important diplomatic mission for President Lyndon B. Johnson (1967), but his attempt to arrange a cease fire faltered when the U.S. government refused to promise an unconditional halt to bombing of all North Vietnam.

 

 

 

1969 – President Richard M. Nixon named him national security adviser in 1969; in September 1973, Kissinger was also confirmed as secretary of state, a position he held concurrently until November 1975, when President Gerald R. Ford appointed Brent Scowcroft national security adviser; Kissinger remained secretary of state until the end of Ford’s administration in 1977.

 

 

 

 

1972 –  Time Man of the Year

 

 

 

 

1973 – Nobel Prize in Peace for negotiating end to Vietnam War

 

 

 

1974 – Married Nancy Maginnes

 

 

 

1985-1989 – Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board

 

 

 

1986-96 – Member of the Board of American Express

 

 

 

1999 – Member of the Board of Gulfstream Aerospace

 

 

2002 – 1st chairman of 9/11 Commission

 

 

 

2002Writes and releases Vietnam: A Personal History of America’s Involvement in and Extrication from the Vietnam War (memoir)