Nation: A Kennedy Speaks to a Lodge

For months the Washington rumor mill has ground out gossip about who might replace U.S. Ambassador Frederick E. Nolting Jr. when he returns next fall from a two-year tour in the sensitive embassy at Saigon, South Viet Nam. But last week the President's choice took nearly everybody by surprise. The ambassador-designate: Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., 61, scion of Massachusetts Republicanism, former G.O.P. Senator who was defeated for reelection in 1952 by aspiring young Democrat John F. Kennedy, sometime Ambassador to the United Nations, 1960 Republican nominee for Vice President, and father of the...

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