The Administration: Familiar Faces

Filling out his galaxy of presidential appointments last week, President Kennedy plucked a few stars from previous Administrations, mostly Democratic. Among them:

James Edwin Webb, 54, administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Another of Kennedy's Phi Beta Kappa keymen (University of North Carolina, '28), chunky, intense Jim Webb was a wartime Marine pilot, Harry Truman's budget director (1946-49) and Dean Acheson's capable Under Secretary of State (1949-52). A well-to-do lawyer and businessman, he is a director of McDonnell Aircraft, which makes the Mercury space capsule, and assistant to the president...

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