As U.S. Ambassador to Italy in the touch & go postwar years, James Clement Dunn was credited with an important part in keeping Italy free from Communist control. Shifted to Paris in March 1952, he was somewhat overshadowed by the unprecedented cluster of U.S. envoys with ambassadorial rank who made their headquarters there.* Last week President Eisenhower named Dunn to a new post, for which he is well equipped: U.S. Ambassador to Spain.

For well-to-do, imperturbable Jimmy Dunn, the reassignment means a return to the place where he started his foreign-service career 33...

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