Foreign Relations: Mann for the Job

It seemed hardly the thing for one Texan to do to another. But President Johnson went right ahead and handed to Thomas C. Mann, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, what has come to be considered the most miserable job in Washington: Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs. Yet in choosing Mann, 51, Johnson did what most previous Presidents only talked about—he provided the power and backing needed if things are to get done.

Said the President: "Because I want Mr. Mann to be the one man in the Government to coordinate the policies...

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