The Administration: A Pro for DOT

When he signed the bill creating the twelfth Cabinet-rank federal agency last month, Lyndon Johnson gave no nod, verbal or cranial, to the man who had worked hardest to create the Administration's long-sought Department of Transportation. Alan Stephenson Boyd stood stoically aside while the President praised others and declared gratuitously that he was looking for a "strong man" to head DOT. Last week Johnson announced his choice: Alan Boyd, 44, former chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board who, as Under Secretary of Commerce for Transportation, had devoted his days since June 1965 to the task of planning and promoting...

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