Nation: Unsinkable Ham Jordan

There's more to his new look than just those suits

Elders in Congress and the Cabinet delight in deriding him as the symbol of what ails the Carter Administration. Gossip columnists depict him as oafish, lecherous or both. His marriage has ended in divorce. Yet, having absorbed enough torpedoes to sink the most buoyant of careers, Hamilton Jordan has done more than merely stay afloat as Jimmy Carter's most trusted aide. He has expanded his range in both administrative and policy matters and is now even scrubbing up his image. White House Correspondent Laurence...

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