Foreign Trade: Man for the Job

The job calls for a man skilled in negotiation, experienced in all of the subtleties of U.S. foreign policy, knowledgeable about the world's economy and acquainted with the technicalities of tariff-law "escape clauses." "I defy the Administration to find anyone of sufficient prestige who knows the subject," declared an old Government hand some weeks ago. As it turned out, the man who made that statement was the one who last week got the job: former Secretary of State Christian A. Herter, 67, named by President Kennedy to become Special Representative for Trade Negotiations.

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