The Transition: Choosing a Team

When Richard Nixon's entourage vis ited the White House, one campaign aide expressed surprise at how "cellularized" Lyndon Johnson's staff is. Nixon intends to change that. The group of personal assistants he began to assemble last week is being billed as a select cadre of versatile generalists, As one aide put it: "We don't want specific people locked into specific boxes."

The new group shapes up into two echelons, and will probably be smaller than Johnson's 20-member personal staff. Members of the top rank will carry the title of "assistant" or "counsel" to...

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