The New Administration: Mutual Security Director

HAROLD EDWARD STASSEN, 45, president of the University of Pennsylvania.

Family & Early Years: His father, William Andrew Stassen, was the son of Norwegian and Czech immigrants; his mother came to the U.S. from Germany when she was six years old. Harold, one of five children, was born April 13, 1907, at West St. Paul, Minn., where his father ran a 40-acre truck farm. He grew up on the farm, worked as a grocery clerk, bakery pan greaser and Pullman conductor to pay his way through the University of Minnesota, graduated from the law school with above-average marks in 1929 at the...

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