Education: Man For Caltech

The specifications were tough. California Institute of Technology, picking its first president since 1920, wanted someone who was 1) young, 2) an acknowledged "name" among scientists, 3) an able administrator. Last week Caltech triumphantly announced that it had him.

He turned out to be a former Caltech research fellow: Physicist Lee Alvin DuBridge, 44, boss of the nation's biggest wartime research plant—M.I.T.'s giant radar laboratories. DuBridge once worked under Nobel Prizewinning Robert Andrews Millikan, who put Caltech in the big time. Millikan ran Caltech for 24 years, until he retired last August at 77, but always called himself "chairman of the Executive...

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