New Administration: Ornaments on the Tree

Jack Kennedy last week hung some new ornaments on the Administration's family tree—and, incidentally, paid off a few political debts. Among his latest appointees: John Connolly, 43, Secretary of the Navy. In 1937, handsome, well-tailored John Connally was a wheeling-and-dealing law student at the University of Texas when he signed on as a campaign aide to a promising candidate for Congress named Lyndon Baines Johnson. Connally has been Johnson's man ever since. After a term as Johnson's secretary in Washington, Connally took up law practice in Austin and eventually struck it rich as a friend and confidant of Texas' Big...

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