Nation: The Talent Scout

In his first months as President, there was some doubt that Lyndon Johnson could staff his Administration with the high-caliber types necessary for any pretense at good government. Now, after 17 months in office, Johnson has made about 130 top-level appointments—and by any reasonable standard his report card would read "excellent." Among the blue-ribbon picks: John T. Connor as Secretary of Commerce, Henry H. Fowler as Secretary of the Treasury, and retired Admiral William Raborn as the new Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

For advice on these and many of his other choices, including the eight new appointees announced last week...

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