PERSONNEL: All the Keys

The world's largest insurance company last week shuffled its top command. Into the presidency of the $9.7 billion Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. went Executive Vice President Charles Gillies Taylor Jr., 67, succeeding Leroy A. Lincoln, who moved up to board chairman. Taylor's No. 2 spot was filled by Frederic W. Ecker, financial vice president and son of aging (83) Board Chairman F. H. Ecker, who became honorary board chairman.

Virginia-born Charles Taylor started out in insurance as a stenographer at 17. Since he came to the Met in 1932, he has worked on legislation, taxation, contracts and labor relations. Says he:...

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