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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 (age 87)
New York City
Alma materHarvard University, Yale Law School
Occupationlawyer, businessman, government official

Clifford Leopold Alexander, Jr. (born September 21, 1933) is 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]