Nominated last week by President Truman to replace Admiral Alan G. Kirk as U.S. Ambassador to Moscow:
George Frost Kennan.
Family Background: Born Feb. 16, 1904, in Milwaukee, of Scotch-Irish parents. His great-uncle, George Kennan, traveled by dog sled 5,000 miles through Czarist Russia on an abortive project to link Moscow and the U.S. by a Siberian-Alaskan telegraph line, wrote an anti-Czarist book, Siberia and the Exile System.
Personal Life: Married Sept.11, 1931, in Kristiansand, Norway, to Norwegian-born Annelise Sorensen. Two daughters and a son: Grace, 19, Joan, 15, and Christopher, 2. In appearance,...