The Honorable Henry A. Kissinger
March 8, 2005
Dr. Henry Kissinger was the 56th secretary of state of the United States, serving from 1973 to 1977. Born in Fuerth Germany, Dr. Kissinger came to the U.S. in 1938. After earning his BA, MA, and PhD at Harvard University, he served on the Harvard faculty for seventeen years in the Department of Government and the Center for International Affairs. Dr. Kissinger joined President Richard Nixon’s administration as national security advisor in 1969, and in 1973, he became secretary of state – a position he held through the end of President Gerald R. Ford’s administration.