Nation: Finch: First Casualty of the Nixon Cabinet

SOON after becoming Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Robert Finch confided to an interviewer: "I am the most liberal member of this Cabinet.'' That was not the only distinction possessed by Richard Nixon's youngest and most attractive department chief, now 44. Finch's almost filial relationship with the President, going back nearly 25 years, was the most personal claimed by any Cabinet officer. He had the most promising political future in the group. For all these great expectations, Finch has been the most abused and frustrated high official in Washington. Last week he became the first of Richard Nixon's Cabinet appointees...

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