Chosen last week by President Truman (though not yet formally nominated) as the first postwar U.S. Ambassador to Tokyo: Career Diplomat Robert Daniel Murphy.
Born: Oct. 28, 1894, in Milwaukee, of Irish-German stock.
Education: Marquette and George Washington universities (LL.B., LL.M.).
Personal Traits: Lanky; a redhead now balding; as occasion demands, can be ingratiating or salt-tongued; fluent in French and German; a seasoned observer of European affairs but without experience in the Far East.
Early Career: Post-office clerk in Washington, 1916-17; State Department clerk in Bern, Switzerland, 1917-19; assistant chief of revenue agents at Treasury Department, 1919-20; then entered Foreign Service as a vice consul...