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Haig Names Javits Special Advisor

June 4, 1981
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Secretary of State Alexander Haig today appointed former Sen. Jacob Javits (R. N. Y.) as a special advisor. A State Department statement noted that Javits’ “many years of experience as a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee” and his “personal expertise in foreign policy matters” would be of value in advising the Secretary.

Javits who served 18 years in the Senate, would have been chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee this year with the Republican control of the Senate if he had not been defeated last year in the Republican primary by Alphonse D’Amato who won the election.

Javits joined Haig today in a luncheon meeting with Senate Majority leader Howard Baker (R. Tenn.) and Sen. Charles Percy (R. III.), chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee.

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