SECURITIES: Maigret of the SEC

His name is Irving M. Pollack, but to his staff he is "Irv." He often answers his own phone. His clothes appear to come from off the rack at Macy's. Peering into a legal brief through smudged spectacles, he looks like a bookkeeper on his way to nowhere. But he has long been the Securities and Exchange Commission's top cop as head of its tough Division of Enforcement and previously chief of its Division of Trading and Markets. Last week President Nixon promoted Lawyer Pollack (magna cum laude, Brooklyn Law School) to become one of the SEC'S five commissioners.

He had...

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