The Administration: Old Hand for Treasury

President Johnson last week concluded his long search for a new Secretary of the Treasury. Nominated to succeed outgoing Douglas Dillon was Henry H. ("Joe") Fowler, 56, attorney, administrator, and Treasury Under Secretary for three years prior to resigning last April.

A snowy-haired, courtly Virginian, Fowler was born in Roanoke, the son of a locomotive engineer. He graduated from Yale Law School, served as a New Deal-era counsel for the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Federal Power Commission. In the 1940s he was a lawyer for the War Production Board; during the Korean War he rose to director of...

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