The Nation: An 'Aw-Shucks' Banker for Jimmy

Like everyone else, Presidents prefer to surround themselves with people they like and trust and whose ideas closely parallel their own. This week Jimmy Carter is expected to name to one of the top economic posts in his Administration an imposing (6 ft. 4 in., 235 Ibs.), voluble, roughhewn Georgia banker named Thomas Bertram Lance, 45, who not only is a close friend but whose no-nonsense ways and conservative fiscal views match Carter's own. The most likely bet for the slot he will fill: director of the Office of Management and Budget, a job...

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