ECONOMISTS: Distaff Talent Search

Just as the search for a woman to serve on the Supreme Court has thus far proved futile, so President Nixon has long been frustrated in finding a woman to work in top Government economic councils. Last week his talent search produced results. To occupy one of the three inner-sanctum seats on the President's Council of Economic Advisers, Nixon named Dr. Marina von Neumann Whitman, 36, an economist at the University of Pittsburgh.

The daughter of Mathematician John von Neumann, co-developer of the theory of games, the comely Mrs. Whitman graduated from Radcliffe with the top scholastic average in her class...

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