Education: Found in the Pentagon

Old soldiers are getting other jobs these days. Columbia University, with 31,000 students, picked a five-star general to run the show. This week Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., with 740 students, chose a lieutenant colonel. Old Andover men were in for a surprise: the new headmaster never went to prep school, never taught at one, has never even seen his new post.

The appointment was just as surprising to the new headmaster, shy, softspoken, young (35) Lieut. Colonel John Mason Kemper, deputy chief of the Army's Historical Division. Until Andover's trustees penetrated the...

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