Clifford Alexander Jr.

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Clifford Alexander Jr.
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13th United States Secretary of the Army
In office
February 1977 – January 1981
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byMartin R. Hoffmann
Succeeded byJohn O. Marsh, Jr.
Personal details
Clifford Leopold Alexander, Jr.

(1933-09-21)September 21, 1933
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedJuly 3, 2022(2022-07-03) (aged 88)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma materHarvard University, Yale Law School
Occupationlawyer, businessman, government official

Clifford Leopold Alexander, Jr. (September 21, 1933 – July 3, 2022) was an American lawyer, businessman and politician. He was the first African-American Secretary of the Army. He served as Secretary of the Army from February 1977 to January 1981.[1][2]

Alexander Jr. died on July 3, 2022 in New York City from heart failure, aged 88.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Boss Man". Ebony (magazine). June 1977. Retrieved July 18, 2011.
  2. Clifford Leopold Alexander Jr. Archived 2014-05-04 at the Wayback Machine, Secretaries of War and Secretaries of the Army, 1992 edition.
  3. Risen, Clay (July 4, 2022). "Clifford L. Alexander, Adviser to Presidents, Is Dead at 88". The New York Times. Retrieved July 4, 2022.