National Affairs: MISSILEMEN

KILLIAN

Dr. James Rhyne Killian Jr., 53, who moved to Washington this week as Special Presidential Assistant for Science and Technology, is no scientist. He is an administrator with a rare ability to understand both science and scientists, to cope with the problems of both, to get men to work together, to get things done.

Born in Blacksburg, S.C. into a farming family of Scots-Irish-German origin, he was educated at the McCallie School in Chattanooga, at North Carolina's old Trinity College (now Duke University) and at M.I.T. ('26), where he got a degree in...

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