The Administration: The New OEO Fan

During the Johnson Administration, running the crisis-plagued Office of Economic Opportunity was a thankless job and an administrative horror. Sargent Shriver escaped last spring after four high-pressure years, and President Johnson never formally nominated a replacement. The post seemed even less promising under the new Administration. OEO was a favorite target of Candidate Nixon, and one of the new President's first deeds was to strip the antipoverty agency of its major programs, including Head Start and the Job Corps. It was no wonder that Nixon was unable to find a new...

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