The New Administration: Budget Observer

Sitting in on budget conferences in Washington, as Eisenhower's personal "observer": JOSEPH MORRELL DODGE, 62, president of the Detroit Bank.

Family & Early Years: He was born in Detroit, the son of a commercial artist. A graduate of Detroit's Central High School (class of 1908), Dodge did not go to college though in later years he won honorary doctorates of law from Wayne and Michigan Universities.

Banking Career: Beginning as a messenger in Detroit's Central Savings Bank, Dodge had a Horatio Alger rise in the business. In 1933, at 43, he became president of Michigan's...

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