NEW YORK: No. 2 Makes Good

"I'm free!" chortled Nelson Rockefeller as he resigned last week after 15 years as the generally exciting, expansive and expensive Governor of New York. The job passed automatically to Rocky's loyal if colorless Lieutenant Governor Malcolm Wilson, 59. It was Wilson who initially pushed Rockefeller toward the executive mansion in 1958 when, as an influential state assemblyman, he took Rocky around to various Republican leaders and trumpeted him as the man who could unseat Democrat Averell Harriman. Now it was finally Wilson's turn to step into the limelight.

As Governor, Wilson faces some daunting tasks. He will have to live...

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