The Virgin Islands, whose 24,889 population is 69% Negro, got their first Negro Governor.

Witty, studious William Henry Hastie, 41, appointed by President Truman last week, has been dean of Washington's Howard University Law School for six years,' has long been a capable public servant. Born to a pharmacist father and schoolteacher mother in Knoxville, Tenn., he was graduated magna cum laude from Amherst, went on to Harvard Law School. There he became one of the few Negroes ever to serve on the Law Review, and one of Felix Frankfurter's Happy Hot Dogs.*

Harold Ickes made Hastie an assistant solicitor in...

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