PERSONNEL: Changes of the Week, Jul. 4, 1955

Republic Steel's Tom Mercer Girdler, 78, militant foe of labor in labor's militant '303, successful boss of Consolidated Vultee Aircraft during the war years, quit his post as Republic's chief executive officer and retired to his Lexington, Ky. horse farm. He remained as board chairman, but the title of chief operating officer and the actual job of running Republic passed to his longtime understudy, Charles M. White, 64.

Harold L Pearson, 52, became president of Air Transport Association, the organization of U.S. scheduled airlines. Kansas-born "Pete" Pearson spent 22 years in chain-store merchandising at J....

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