FOREIGN SERVICE: Embassy Chairs

Carrying out his predicted shift in the U. S. diplomatic corps, President Roosevelt last week sent to the Senate his recommendations that 1) trouble-shooting Joseph Patrick* Kennedy-succeed the late Robert Worth Bingham in London, 2) Assistant Secretary of State Hugh R. Wilson succeed anti-Nazi Professor William E. Dodd in Berlin. When news of these appointments leaked out (TIME, Dec. 20), the scramble for embassy chairs left one diplomat awkwardly standing, Lawyer Joseph E. Davies. He had just returned from the Soviet Union to see the President and told the press: "I'll...

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