National Affairs: Man About the World

To succeed canny Career Diplomat Loy Henderson, now Deputy Under Secretary of State, as Ambassador to Iran, President Eisenhower last week picked canny Career Diplomat Julius Cecil Holmes, onetime insurance salesman, Army general and airline president.

Mustached Julius Holmes, 55, has had a career as varied as the intricate pattern of a Persian rug. A Kansan* who entered the Foreign Service in 1925, he served at four Mediterranean and Balkan posts before returning to Washington as assistant chief of protocol. In 1937 Protocol Expert Holmes resigned to become vice president of the New York World's Fair and, in effect, Grover Whalen's secretary...

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