Nominated last week by President Truman to succeed Eric Johnston as boss of the Economic Stabilization Agency: Roger Lowell Putnam.

Vital Statistics: Born Dec. 19, 1893, in Boston, son of a noted Boston lawyer and a descendant of New England's oldest settlers. A. Lawrence Lowell, president of Harvard (1909-1933) was his uncle; cigar-smoking Poetess Amy Lowell was his aunt.

Education: Noble and Greenough School in Mass.; Harvard magna cum laude (Math.) 1915.

Family: Married Oct. 9, 1919 to Caroline P. Jenkins of Glymont, Md. Six children: three boys (Roger Jr., 29; William, 27; Michael, 18), three girls (Caroline, a nun, 30; Anna, 24; Mary,...

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