THE ADMINISTRATION: Appointment for a Gamesman

President Eisenhower last week named John Von Neumann, 50, a cheerful, portly professor with a passion for cookies and ionospheric mathematical problems, to be a member of the Atomic Energy Commission for a five-year term. Mathematician Von Neumann,* a Budapest-born naturalized American, has been a professor at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study for 21 years, and is a close friend of Drs. Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer. He and his unique theories and formulas are the talk of economists and mathematicians the world over.

Dr. Von Neumann is one of the...

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