Business: A Technician as Budget Boss

Mclntyre, a quiet Georgian, is already slashing

In the office where James T. Mclntyre Jr. has been putting together the federal budget for fiscal 1979 hangs the toothy official portrait of Jimmy Carter. Standard decoration for thousands of Washington offices—but the budget boss's picture is different; on it the President has written: "To my good and early friend Jim Mclntyre." That inscription tells the secret of Mclntyre's success. A small-town Georgian like his boss and so many other now prominent Washingtonians, Mclntyre met Carter in 1970, when the President was a defeated Georgia...

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