THE CABINET: Steel-Sired Diplomat

In Pittsburgh the name of Laughlin has a potency approaching that of Carnegie, Frick, Mellon. Pittsburgh's steel-minded burghers do homage to the firm name: Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. Last week, on recommendation of Pennsylvania's Senator Reed. President Hoover appointed bald, courtly Irwin Boyle Laughlin, long-time diplomat, as Ambassador to Spain.

After his graduation from Yale, Irwin Laughlin took a lowly job in the ancestral steel corporation. Ten years later he resigned as secretary of the company to embrace a diplomatic career. One of the wealthiest of the necessarily moneyed diplomatic corps,...

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