Despite ability and eloquence, Democratic Atomic Energy Commissioner Thomas E. Murray's frequent personality and policy clashes with AEC Chairman Lewis Strauss made his departure from office readily predictable (TIME, May 6). Last week President Eisenhower made official his decision not to reappoint Murray, whose term expires next week. Instead, in an obvious effort to head off Democratic congressional criticism, he nominated onetime (1949-53) Truman Assistant Navy Secretary John F. Floberg, 41, a political independent who has been practicing law in Washington since leaving government. Jack Floberg has one sound credential for AEC service: he played an active role in...

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