National Affairs: SECRETARY OF THE NAVY

Nominated last week by President Truman to be U.S.

Secretary of the Navy: Dan A. Kimball.

Born: March 1, 1896, in St. Louis.

Education: Public schools, St. Louis.

Married: June 22, 1925 to Dorothy Ames. No children.

Appearance: Tall (6 ft. 3 in.), husky (more than 200 Ibs.), hearty, seldom without an expensive cigar in his mouth.

Military & Business Career: Trained as an Army pilot in the same group with Lieut. General James H. Doolittle in World War 1. Mustered out as a first lieutenant, moved to California, joined General Tire & Rubber Co. and eventually became General's manager for eleven western states, vice president and...

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