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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!