Diplomatic appointments of the week:

¶ To be Ambassador to Brazil, succeeding Herschel Johnson: James S. (for Scott) Kemper, 66, Chicago insurance executive and onetime (1944-46) treasurer of the Republican National Committee.* Kemper, who climbed from a clerkship to be head of seven companies which together form the Kemper group, one of the world's largest casualty and fire insurance groups, is a bluff, bustling, self-made businessman. He has long been interested in Pan American amity, helped found the Inter-American Council of Commerce and Production, has been decorated by Brazil and Ecuador. Kemper...

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