AUTOS: New Bosses at G.M.

Frederic Garrett Donner, a slight (5 ft. 8 in.), bespectacled, grey-haired commuter, catches the 7:34 out of Port Washington, L.I. each workday morning for Manhattan's Penn Station, where he changes to the subway for his Columbus Circle office. Like many another straphanger, Donner has a habit of leaning out impatiently over the subway platform to see whether his train is coming. Last week the uptown train roared in for Fred Donner, 55. In a major shift of General Motors personnel, Financial Vice President Donner was tapped to succeed retiring President Harlow Curtice...

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