National Affairs: The Dissenter

President Eisenhower decided last week that he will not reappoint Thomas E. Murray to the Atomic Energy Commission when Murray's term expires June 30. To Washingtonians the President's decision will come as no surprise since Manhattan Millionaire Murray, the remaining Democratic member of the five-man AEC (down to four since the death of Scientist John von Neumann), has long been at loggerheads with AEC Chairman Lewis Lichtenstein Strauss.

Strauss and Murray, both brilliant, articulate, strong-willed men, have repeatedly clashed head-on over such issues as 1) the Dixon-Yates contract, which Murray opposed (with Strauss...

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