PERSONNEL: Editor in the Chamber

Outside the Washington offices of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a square-faced, silver-haired newspaperman kept vigil last week while the chamber's board voted on a new president. When the vote was in, the newspaperman got a good story for his paper—and a surprise: he had been elected president. His name: Erwin Dain Canham, 55, deft-penciled, wide-ranging editor of the Christian Science Monitor and the first newspaperman in the chamber's long line of 32 presidents. Said Editor Canham: "I am intensely surprised but deeply grateful."

"Spike" Canham had a hint of what might happen. A member of the chamber's board of directors...

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