Education: General Counsel

The U.S. Commissioner of Education has an unenviable sort of job. As a member of the Department of Health. Education and Welfare, he has a big title with comparatively little authority. He sponsors worthy projects and collects worthy statistics, but his main function is less to administer than to advise. Last week President Eisenhower nominated a man who should fill the post well: Lee M. Thurston of Michigan.

Genial Republican Thurston, 57, has left a trail of chalk dust behind him. A Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, he started out as a high-school science teacher in Manistee. worked his way up...

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