The Administration: Explorer for Excellence

To help mold an era in which excellence in education is one of the most important of U.S. goals, President Johnson last week appointed John William Gardner, 52, liberal Republican and president of the philanthropic Carnegie Corporation, as Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. He succeeds Anthony Celebrezze, the Italian-born ex-mayor of Cleveland, who was nominated for a vacancy on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, headquartered in Cincinnati.

The President was understandably proud of his choice. Gardner, he said, "has been all of his adult life an explorer in the search for excellence. As we near the outer...

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