THE NATION: The New Team

Unencumbered by deals or embarrassing political debts, Dwight Eisenhower last week started picking his team to run the U.S. Government. He moved with sureness and crisp decision, filling two-thirds of the Cabinet posts faster than any other President-elect in U.S. history. All of his appointees were men with impressive records (see THE NEW ADMINISTRATION).

The appointments completely knocked down the Democratic campaign predictions that Robert Taft would run the Eisenhower Administration. Of the first eight appointees, only two—Ezra Benson of Salt Lake City and George Humphrey of Cleveland—were Taft supporters, and Humphrey's appointment had not been suggested by Taft.

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