THE CABINET: Double Upping

One day last week President Roosevelt sent to the Senate the nomination of Summer Welles for Under Secretary, of Robert Walton Moore for Counselor, of the State Department. Next day both came back confirmed. Thus did Secretary of State Hull escape from a quandary, for Sumner Welles, a dapper, twice-married 44, and "Judge" Moore, a hardheaded, bachelor 78, both Assistant Secretaries, had virtually deadlocked in their claims for promotion. Mr. Welles, an expert on Latin American affairs, a career diplomat of 22 years' standing, had set his heart on becoming Under...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!