Three weeks after Japan quit fighting, Under Secretary of the Navy Artemus L. ("Di") Gates sent his resignation to Harry Truman. The President asked him to help out a little longer. Big, quiet, forceful Di Gates had left the presidency of Manhattan's New York Trust Co. as soon as the nation seemed to be getting into trouble, had served the Navy for four years and three months, first as Assistant Secretary for Air, then as the No. 2 man in the secretariat. Last week Di Gates finally began clearing up his desk—the President had agreed to let him go...

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