THE CABINET: Castle for Cotton

When William Richards Castle Jr. left Washington to visit his sister in San Francisco, he was merely an Assistant Secretary of State.* Last week when he detrained at his destination he found himself THE Undersecretary of State. While he was speeding across the prairie in a Pullman, his good friend President Hoover had promoted him to the No. 1 sub-Cabinet post, vacant since the death of Joseph Potter Cotton (TIME, March 23). Never before had a career diplomat climbed within one rung of the top of his professional ladder.

The late "Joe"...

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