Lew Douglas' career in public service began one night in 1922, in the roistering, hillside copper-mining town of Jerome (Ariz.), when a group of citizens sought out a begrimed, grinning mucker and asked him to run for the state legislature on the Democratic ticket. Since then, Lewis W. (for Williams) Douglas, 52, has been led far afield from his chosen career in mining. Last week, President Truman called him from the presidency of the Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York to be United States Ambassador to England. He will succeed North...

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