Patricia Haig, widow of Gen. Al Haig, dies [View all]
Patricia F. Haig, formerly of Palm Beach, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. She was 83. She was the widow of Gen. Alexander M. Haig. She lived in McLean, Va.
Born Patricia Antoinette Fox, she was the daughter of Elizabeth (Jordan) and Army Lt. Gen. Alonzo Patrick Fox, a member of Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s staff. Gen. Fox also was a former special assistant to the secretary of defense. Her family was stationed in Japan with MacArthur when Patricia, still a teenager, was at a football game and caught the eye of West Point graduate Alexander Haig, who asked his friend, Jack Cassidy, for an introduction.
The pair married on May 24, 1950. At the time of Gen. Haig’s death, they had been married 60 years. Mrs. Haig’s experience as an Army brat and then Army wife prepared her well for her husband’s political career, during which she was a steadfast and calm presence at his side.