New Picture at Kodak

Eastman Kodak Co. broke its tradition of technically trained presidents last week, switched instead to a lawyer: young (49), handsome, Nebraska-born Thomas Jean Hargrave. As vice president and general counsel, Lawyer Hargrave has been known as a shrewd, steady, retiring executive who got along equally well with obscure employes and socialite friends. Rochester guessed two reasons for his promotion: 1) Eastman's new policy of pushing younger men to the top; 2) a decision by Eastman directors that — in times when war and Government were big factors in corporate affairs — a lawyer would do better than a technical...

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