PERSONNEL: Changes of the Week, Dec. 16, 1957

¶ Harry Oppenheimer, 49, was elected chairman of the boards of South Africa's De Beers Consolidated Mines, Ltd. (diamond), Anglo American Corp. (gold) and 14 other subsidiary companies to replace his father, Sir Ernest Oppenheimer, who died a fortnight ago (TIME, Dec. 9). A dark-mustached carbon copy of Sir Ernest, "Young Harry" learned the diamond business long before he went to Oxford to finish his education in 1931. He captained a company of Britain's Desert Rats against Rommel's troops in World War II, returned to Johannesburg in 1944 to take up a multitude of directorships. He occupied his father's old...

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