National Affairs: Assignment: Rome

President Eisenhower last week announced that he will nominate Connecticut's former Congresswoman Clare Boothe Luce as U.S. Ambassador to Italy. She will be the first woman ever appointed to a top U.S. Embassy, and the first woman ambassador ever appointed to Rome from any nation.

The White House indicated that Mrs. Luce will take over her new job in late spring—after the Italian elections. This will permit the present U.S. Ambassador, Ellsworth Bunker, to carry through the close watch which he has already begun on the critical Italian election campaign, the date of...

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