GREAT BRITAIN: Ambassador to the Future

Lloyd George was asked; but he said he was too old. The Duke of Windsor hinted that he would like the job; but he was not asked. Across London's area of rumor, a whole parade of names passed—familiar names, unfamiliar names, here a man who knew Britain's needs intimately, there one who could talk slices of turkey with Mr. Knudsen.

At week's end the choice had been made. The next British Ambassador to Washington will be Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, Viscount Halifax, 59, since 1938 Britain's Foreign Secretary.

Three thousand miles away in the U. S., where there had been much...

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