Nation: John Ehrlichman

The Teutonic ring of the Ehrlichman name and the ever-widening boundaries of his power have made for a forbidding image outside the White House. But to men who work closely with him, he is a "very warm, very fine guy." Says Kenneth Cole, his closest assistant on domestic matters: "He's hard; he's fair. He's not afraid to say 'I don't agree,' not afraid to take a stand. But he has a wonderful way with people."

John Ehrlichman, 45, looks as approachable as a Junior Chamber of Commerce booster. His face settles quite naturally into a...

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