Business: Miller: Nice Guy in a Hard Job

Textron's chief is a sharp manager—but what else?

Handsome, disciplined, modest and humorous, G. William Miller, 52, is proof that nice guys sometimes do finish first. After President Carter last week named him to succeed Arthur Burns as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, about the only negative things that acquaintances could find to tell reporters about him were that he loves to sing but has no voice, and that he delights in telling jokes but usually laughs so hard at them that he botches the punch lines. Otherwise, Miller sounds like a business...

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