The Administration: The Search for Someone to Fill the Cloak

As far back as last June, Central Intelligence Agency Director John McCone told President Johnson that he wanted out. At 63, and after nearly 18 years of Government service (member of President Truman's Air Policy Commission, 1947-48; deputy to James Forrestal, first U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1948; Under Secretary of the Air Force, 1950-51; chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, 1958-61; CIA director since 1961), that seemed a reasonable request. Now McCone has set a definite date for his resignation: May 1. And Johnson has ordered a top-priority search for a replacement.

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