APPOINTMENTS: Old & New Faces

Nominated or appointed last week to posts in the Eisenhower Administration:

¶ To be Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs: Walter S. (for Spencer) Robertson, 59, first-family Virginia investment banker and sometime China hand. A Democrat (who liked Ike in '52), Robertson went to work for the Government during World War II, served as chief of the Lend-Lease mission to Australia, then as embassy counselor and chargé d'affaires in China's wartime capital, Chungking. In 1946 he headed the truce enforcement commission set up by the Marshall mission. After Marshall's makeshift appeasement failed, Robertson quit the foreign service,...

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