National Affairs: THE ARMY'S NEW BOSS

Appointed Secretary of the Army: WILBER MARION BRUCKER, 61, Detroit lawyer and politician.

Early Life: Son of a Michigan lawyer and politician, Brucker resolved to become an orator when beaten by a girl in a high-school debate, thereafter talked tirelessly (and often tiringly) fof practice. Orphaned as a boy by his father's death, he waited on table at the University of Michigan, became a lawyer himself. In 1916 he marched off to Mexico in Pershing's expedition against Pancho Villa, later fought with General Douglas MacArthur's Rainbow Division in France. He came out with a Silver Star and a first lieutenant's silver bar....

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