The Administration: Weaver's Long Wait

"May the good Lord have mercy on you," said Lyndon Johnson—and, under the circumstances, the benediction seemed appropriate. Johnson was speaking to the man he had just nominated as head of the new Department of Housing and Urban Development, Robert Clifton Weaver, who will be the first Negro to sit in the Cabinet. Weaver, 58, will preside over the Federal Government's first comprehensive attack on the problems of metropolitan areas, which now contain 70% of the nation's people, are expected to double in population by the end of the century. If he takes his job seriously, even with wads...

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