PERSONNEL: Changes of the Week, may 18, 1959

¶ Walter F. Munford, 58, executive vice president for engineering of United States Steel Corp., was elected president (under Chairman Roger Blough), succeeding Clifford Hood, who retired. Massachusetts-born Munford went to work as a die reamer in 1919 at U.S. Steel's Worcester plant to pay his tuition at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. After graduating from M.I.T. ('23), he went back to the Worcester plant, rose through managerial posts to president of the wire division in 1953, assistant executive vice president of the corporation in 1956, executive vice president in 1958.

¶ Joan Crawford Steele, 51, cinemactress (Rain, Mildred Pierce) and...

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