Environment: Man from Colorado in the Hot Seat

John A. Love thinks of his new job as head of President Nixon's Energy Policy Office as "the hottest seat in the nation." He took it, he says, because "it is a policy and management job, and I've had some experience in those areas."

Love, now 56 years old, grew up in Colorado, getting his B.A. and law degree from the University of Denver. After serving in World War II, he settled down as an attorney in Colorado Springs. Big (6 ft. 3 in.), he astonished everyone in 1962 by entering the gubernatorial race with...

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