National Affairs: Who for the Cabinet?

At his press conference, President-elect Kennedy was mum about which men he would pick for his Cabinet. That would have to wait, he said, until after his Thanksgiving weekend conference with President Eisenhower. The making of dream Cabinets spun on, nevertheless, and expert guesses from Washington centered on these names and posts:

Secretary of State: A spectrum of possibilities including World Bank President Eugene Black, an Atlanta-born independent; David K. E. Bruce, Maryland Democrat and former Ambassador to West Germany; and—last and apparently least probable—three Kennedy foreign-policy advisers: Arkansas Senator William Fulbright; Adlai Stevenson; and Connecticut's Chester Bowles, who resigned from Congress...

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