FOREIGN RELATIONS: Military Ambassador

Luckily, he was used to quick sartorial changes. So when elegant Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle Jr., 47, last week stepped out of his five ambassadorships, one ministership and into a lieutenant colonel's uniform, he did it with neatness and dispatch. In his new job, his business will be U.S. relations with occupied European nations (Poland, Czechoslovakia, Norway, Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg). But his boss will be General Eisenhower instead of Cordell Hull.

Said President Roosevelt, explaining the shift: "We are, I hope, approaching the (period when these [occupied] governments must look...

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