Kissinger, Henry

(b. 1923)
   American politician and scholar, of Bavarian origin. He lived in Fürth, Bavaria as a child but went with his family to the US in 1938. He was drafted in 1943 and served in Germany as an interpreter, then as adminis-tratior of a civilian district. He studied at Harvard, later becoming a professor. He was a consultant to Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson before accepting a full-time White House position in 1968 in the Nixon administration. He helped negotiate a peace settlement in the Middle East after the Yom Kippur War. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973.

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