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Henry Kissinger Biography
Henry Kissinger is an American bureaucrat and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
Henry was the 56th Secretary of State (1973-1977)
Henry Kissinger was also Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (1969- 1975).
Background Information of Henry Kissinger:
Kissinger was born on
, 1923 in Fuerth, Germany.
Henry Kissinger birth name is Henry Alfred Kissinger.
His family moved to New York, United States in 1938 following political disturbances in Germany.
Henry Kissinger was naturalized a citizen in 1943. Henry Kissinger had a failed marriage with Ann Fleischer with whom he has two children.
Henry married Nancy Maginnes with whom he currently lives.
Education of Henry Kissinger:
Henry Kissinger attended Washington Heights and George Washington High School in his early years.
Henry attended night school and worked during the day.
Henry Kissinger was drafted into the U.S Army while he was studying at the City College of New York.
In the late 1940’s, he went to Harvard College where he earned his B.A. degree summa cum laude.
Henry Kissinger also got his M.A and PhD degrees form Harvard University.
Career Info of Henry Kissinger:
Kissinger stayed on at Harvard as a faculty member from 1954 until 1971.
Henry Kissinger held important positions at the Department of Government and the Center for International Affairs.
Here is a list of Kissinger’s designations at Harvard:
Associate Director of the Center of International Affairs (1957- 1960).
Study Director of Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy (1955 - 1956)
Director of the Special Studies Project for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (1956 - 1958)
Director of the Harvard International Seminar from (1951 - 1971)
Director of the Harvard Defense Studies Program (1958 - 1971).
Political Career of Henry Kissinger:
Kissinger has served as Secretary of State under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
Henry Kissinger was National Security Advisor for President Nixon. Henry Kissinger has an eminent role in the U.S foreign policy from 1969 to 1977.
The policy of détente that improved relations between U.S and the Soviet Union was his initiation.
Kissinger had a role to play in the temporary ceasefire between U.S and Vietnam.
During 1967, he was consultant on foreign policy to the White House as well as the State Department.
Henry Kissinger utilized this position in initiating and mediating peace talks between Washington and Hanoi.
He also had a hand in the bombings in Cambodia to target Vietnam People's Army.
Henry Kissinger received a lot of negative criticism for his indifference during the 1971 Indo-Pak War.
Kissinger had a significant role to play in restoring peace between Israel, Egypt and Syria during the Yom Kippur War in 1973.
Henry Kissinger supported John F. Kennedy’s policies regarding the U.S-Cuban relationship.
After an active, successful and somewhat controversial political career; Kissinger founded his own consulting firm called “Kissinger Associates”
Amongst his most noted profiles as a consultant are:
Department of State (1965-68)
United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (1961-68)
Rand Corporation (1961-68)
National Security Council (1961-62)
Weapons Systems Evaluation Group of the joint Chiefs of Staff (1959-60)
Operations Coordinating Board (1955)
Director of the Psychological Strategy Board (1952)
Operations Research Office (1951)
Chairman of the National Bipartisan Commission on Central America (1983-84).
Awards and Honors to Henry Kissinger:
Owing to his outstanding contribution in the field of academics, politics and World Peace, Kissinger has received the following awards:
Guggenheim Fellowship (1965-66)
The Woodrow Wilson Prize for the best book in the fields of government, politics and international affairs (1958)
Nobel Peace Prize (1973)
The American Institute for Public Service Award (1973)
The International Platform Association Theodore Roosevelt Award (1973)
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Dwight D. Eisenhower Distinguished Service Medal (1973)
The Hope Award for International Understanding (1973)
The Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977)
The Medal of Liberty (1986)
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