Henry Kissinger

Henry Alfred Kissinger (/ˈkɪsɪnər/;[1] born Heinz Alfred Kissinger [haɪnts ˈalfʁɛt ˈkɪsɪŋɐ]; born Mey 27, 1923) is an American diplomat an poleetical scientist. He served as Naitional Security Advisor an later concurrently as Unitit States Secretar o State in the admeenistrations o preses Richard Nixon an Gerald Ford. For his actions negotiatin an unsuccessfu ceasefire in Vietnam, Kissinger received the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize unner controversial circumstances,[2] wi twa members o the committee resignin in protest. Kissinger later soucht, unsuccessfully, tae return the prize. Efter his term, his advice haes been soucht bi warld leaders includin subsequent U.S. preses.

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Henry Kissinger
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56t Unitit States Secretar o State
In office
September 22, 1973 – Januar 20, 1977
PresesRichard Nixon
Gerald Ford
DeputeKenneth Rush
Robert Ingersoll
Charles Robinson
Precedit biWilliam Rogers
Succeedit biCyrus Vance
Naitional Security Advisor
In office
Januar 20, 1969 – November 3, 1975
PresesRichard Nixon
Gerald Ford
DeputeRichard Allen
Alexander Haig
Brent Scowcroft
Precedit biWalt Rostow
Succeedit biBrent Scowcroft
Personal details
BornHeinz Alfred Kissinger
(1923-05-27) 27 Mey 1923 (age 98)
Fürth, Weimar Republic
Poleetical pairtyRepublican
Spoose(s)Ann Fleischer (m. 1949; divorce 1964)
Nancy Maginnes (m. 1974)
EddicationCity University of New York, City College
Lafayette College
Harvard Varsity (BA, MA, PhD)
Ceevilian awairdsNobel Peace Prize
Militar service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
RankUS Army WWII SGT.svg Sergeant
Unit970th Counter Intelligence Corps
Battles/warsWarld War II
Militar awairdsBronze Star Medal ribbon.svg Bronze Starn


  1. "Kissinger – Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  2. Feldman, Burton (2001). The Nobel Prize: A History Of Genius, Controversy, and Prestige. Arcade Publishing. p. 16. ISBN 978-1-55970-537-0.