Personality: Holland to Sweden

As an educator, Jerome Heartwell Holland has had considerable experience mediating between radicals and members of the Establishment. As a highly successful black man, he has moved with ease and authority in predominantly white circles. Now Holland will begin exercising his diplomatic skills in another area. In an appointment designed to thaw out Washington's relations with Stockholm, President Nixon last week nominated him to be Ambassador to Sweden.

The diplomatic cold front formed over a year ago when Sweden began granting asylum to U.S. Army deserters and then became the first Western...

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