PERSONNEL: Automatic Shift

At 80, tall, austere Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr. was long since Mr. General Motors. President from 1923 to 1937, chief executive officer from 1923 to 1946, board chairman since 1937, he was the major factor in making G.M. the world's greatest industrial corporation, increased its share of U.S. automotive output from 12% when he took over to 50% today. Last week Alfred Sloan, management genius, stepped out as chairman of the board of General Motors.

Into his place, in as automatic a move as a G.M. gearshift, stepped Albert Bradley, a man little known but easy to know. Bright, twinkling-eyed...

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