PERSONNEL: Back in Harness

For a man who started as an office boy and 41 years later wound up as General Electric's boss, retirement had come hard. "All I know," said Charles Edward Wilson when he resigned as Defense Mobilizer last April, "is work." Last week Wilson 66, threw off the shackles of too much freedom, happily settled down in a new job. As chairman of the executive committee of W. R. Grace & Co., he will boss strategy for the shipping and export house's vigorous expansion into such new lines as chemicals, outdoor advertising and insecticides (TIME, Sept. 15). Said Wilson as...

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