Milestones, Sep. 5, 1977

AILING. Frank M. Johnson Jr., 58, director designate of the FBI. The day after President Carter nominated him, the Alabama federal district judge was discovered to have an aneurysm, or abnormal swelling, of his abdominal aorta. After a 70-minute operation performed by Houston'. Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, in which the weakened portion of the aorta was replaced by a Dacron graft, Johnson was reported to be in "excellent" condition. He is expected to recover completely in six weeks. If his return to health is delayed Johnson said he would ask Carter to "secure someone else for the directorship."

DIED. Sebastian Cabot, 59,...

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