In guiding U.S. foreign policy, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles will make use of information supplied to him by his younger brother, Allen Welsh Dulles, 59, whom President Dwight Eisenhower last week tabbed as the new head of the Central Intelligence Agency—its first civilian boss.*

As longtime partners in the Manhattan law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, the brothers Dulles are used to working together. "They are closer than any two brothers I have ever known," says an old friend. Both are foreign-affairs specialists, both love travel and sailing. But Allen is...

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