22.09.

1973: Henry Kissinger Becomes Secretary of State

1973: Henry Kissinger Becomes Secretary of State
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  • Historical event:
  • 22 September 1973
  • Kissinger received his AB degree in political science at Harvard, and then his MA and PhD degrees. After that, he remained at Harvard as a professor.

The American politician Henry Kissinger became Secretary of State on this day in 1973, but he retained his position of the president’s national security adviser.

He has been the only person who held these positions. Kissinger was born in Fürth in Bavaria, so he couldn’t become the President of the United States.

If he had been born in the USA, he would have had the opportunity to become the U.S. president.

Kissinger’s parents left Nazi Germany in 1938, due to the persecution of the Jews.

They came to New York. Kissinger received his AB degree in political science at Harvard College, his MA and PhD degrees at Harvard University.

He was professor at Harvard University. President Nixon appointed him the National Security Advisor and the Secretary of State.

In 1973, Kissinger received the Nobel Peace Prize because he helped to end the Vietnam War.  

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