PERSONNEL: Young Men of the Year

The U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce, which has a membership of 200,000 young men under 36, last week performed its annual rite of naming "America's Ten Outstanding Young Men of 1954." The ten:

¶Lawyer Robert F. Kennedy, 29, younger brother of Senator John Kennedy, and minority counsel of Joe McCarthy's Senate Subcommittee on Investigations, for assembling the facts which persuaded owners of 242 vessels not to trade with Iron Curtain countries (TIME, April 4, 1953.

¶Educator Dr. Frank A. Rose, 34, president of Transylvania College, Lexington, Ky., for increasing the student body 100% and the endowment by...

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