Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State for President Nixon and President Ford, has died. He was 100 years old. Kissinger’s consulting firm confirmed his passing via a statement released to the press.
As President Richard Nixon’s chief foreign policy advisor, Kissinger played a pivotal role in formulating the nation’s overarching international strategy. He was a controversial and polarizing political figure.
During Nixon’s second term, Kissinger faced the challenge of navigating the Watergate scandal. This scandal consumed the attention of Nixon and ultimately led to his resignation.
Henry Kissinger Dead at 100
In 1949, Kissinger tied the knot with Ann Fleischer. The couple welcomed two children — Elizabeth and David — but eventually parted ways in 1964. That same year marked the beginning of Kissinger’s relationship with Nancy Maginnes, a former Harvard student recommended for employment by Kissinger to Nelson Rockefeller.
Despite his reputation as a bachelor, Kissinger’s swinging single days came to an end when he married Maginnes in 1974. Before this union, Kissinger had gained notoriety as “The Sex Symbol of the Nixon Administration” and “The Playboy of the West Wing.”
His romantic pursuits reportedly included notable figures such as actresses Jill St. John, Candice Bergen, Shirley MacLaine, and Liv Ullman. He was also linked to former Nixon aide turned newswoman Diane Sawyer.
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