Henry Kissinger Fact Sheet: Who was Henry Kissinger? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Henry Kissinger.
Henry Kissinger Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1923 - Present *** Full Name: Heinz Alfred Kissinger *** Occupation: American Diplomat and Political Scientist *** Date of Birth: Henry Kissinger was born on May 27th 1923 *** Place of Birth: Henry Kissinger was born in Furth, Bavaria, Germany *** Family background: His father was Louis Kissinger had been a schoolteacher and his mother was Paula Stern who was a homemaker. The family were of German Jewish descent and the family fled Nazi persecution originally moving to London in England before travelling on to New York in 1938 *** Early life and childhood: He grew up with an older brother, Walter *** Education: Henry Kissinger attended George Washington High School before enrolling in the City College of New York ***
Henry Kissinger Fact 1: Henry Kissinger was born on May 27th 1923 and during the 20th century period in history when so many wonderful and terrible events shaped the world. World War I and World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War but also such marvels as advances in medicine, technology, travel, the expansion of car travel and air travel and a massive change within the industry of entertainment.
Henry Kissinger Fact 9: Between 1956 and 1958 he went to work for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund as the director of the Special Studies Project and between 1958 and 1971 he was Harvard Defense Studies Program director as well as director of the Harvard International Seminar.
Henry Kissinger Fact 10: During President Nixon’s administration Kissinger served as his National Security Advisor and his Secretary of State and would continue as Secretary of State in President Gerald Ford’s administration.
Henry Kissinger Fact 15: In the 1976 presidential elections when Republican Gerald Ford was ousted by the Democratic Jimmy Carter, Kissinger decided to leave office although he continued to take part in political writing, speaking and consulting engagements.
Henry Kissinger Fact 16: During 2002 President George W. Bush appointed him as Chair of the newly established National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States in order to investigate the attacks of September 11th although it was a position he held for a very short time because of potential conflict of interests.
Henry Kissinger Fact 17: He currently lives in Kent, Connecticut and in New York City with his second wife Nancy Maginnes with whom he has been married to since 1974 ten years after his marriage ended in divorce from Ann Fleischer with whom he had two children Elizabeth and David.
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