National Affairs: Service Shift

Last week Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau summoned reporters for a rare joint press conference.

It was rare because the other conferee was Chief William Herman Moran of the Secret Service who practically never gives interviews. For 54 of his 72 years, Chief Moran had helped guard U. S. Presidents' lives and the nation's securities and currency. Head of the department since 1918, he successfully shouldered the grave responsibility for the safety of Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt. Due to retire at 70, Chief Moran's tenure had...

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