PERSONNEL: Changes of the Week, Dec. 26, 1960

¶Thomas G. Lanphier Jr., 45, onetime vice president of General Dynamics' Convair Division, was named president of Fairbanks, Morse & Co., a subsidiary of the Fairbanks Whitney Corp. A World War II fighter pilot (his bag: 15 Japanese aircraft, including one bearing Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto), Lanphier joined Convair in 1954, became key man in long-range planning for Convair's Atlas missile program. But his blunt criticism of the Administration's defense effort and sharp attacks on rival missilemakers provoked General Dynamics Chairman Frank Pace to ease him out. On his own, Lanphier stumped...

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