THE ADMINISTRATION: New Blood

As the U.S. Government's purchasing, housekeeping and property-managing agency, the General Services Administration has a multitude of business operations. Last week the GSA got a boss with experience in a multitude of business fields. Sworn in as General Services Administrator was big (6 ft. 3 in., 198 Ibs.), gruff Franklin Floete (pronounced floaty), who has been a banker, real estate dealer, lumber retailer, construction company operator, automobile distributor, tractor and farm implement dealer, rancher (he lives on what he believes to be the only farm within the Des Moines city limits) and, most recently, Assistant Secretary of Defense for...

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