National Affairs: Cabinetry

The white Lincoln moved slowly through Georgetown's narrow streets, picked up speed as it headed downtown toward the Capitol. In the back seat President-elect Jack Kennedy fiddled with the electric window switch, then sat back and. as if thinking aloud, discussed the vast difficulties of forming a new U.S. Administration. "It's tough to find the kind of people we want," he said, "but we're coming along now."

At that moment last week Kennedy had already announced, or was ready to announce, several key appointments, and had all but finally decided on several others. For Secretary of Agriculture, he had in mind...

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