REPUBLICANS: Holding the Phone

There is a new face behind the telephone on John Mitchell's old desk at the Washington offices of the Committee for the Re-Election of the President. Replacing Mitchell, who quit suddenly at the demand of Wife Martha, is Clark MacGregor, 50, an affable former Minnesota Congressman who for the past 19 months has been in charge of President Nixon's relations with the Hill.

The red-haired MacGregor is a Dartmouth graduate who made a name as a moderate Republican during his five terms in the House. He has long been a Nixon devotee. A friend since their early '60s days as...

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