Energy: A Fitzgerald Hero in Washington

William Simon conveys one of the freshest and most appealing recent images in Washington. To his staff at the Federal Energy Office, he appears a demanding yet informal boss who works as hard as they do. To newsmen, he is one of the few figures in the Nixon Administration who does not divide the world into rigid "we" and "they" categories, but will listen attentively to an opposing viewpoint. To old friends, none of this is any surprise. They see him as an F. Scott Fitzgerald hero who decided early what impression he wanted to make, and then carefully arranged his...

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