National Affairs: Stimson's Successor

Henry Lewis Stimson, 77, who ably guided the War Department from the Fall of France to the Fall of Tokyo, was set to resign this week, said Washington insiders. Best bets for his successor: big, balding Louis Johnson, onetime national commander of the American Legion, onetime Assistant Secretary of War (1937-1940), or Indiana's Federal Judge Sherman ("Shay") Minton who, as a Senator, was a back-bench crony of Harry Truman.


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