Milestones, Jul. 5, 1976

Died. Kermit Gordon, 59, president of the Brookings Institution and onetime director of the Bureau of the Budget (1962-65); of a heart attack; in Washington, D.C. A Rhodes scholar who got his A.B. from Swarthmore, Gordon was teaching economics at Williams College when President Kennedy invited him to serve on his Council of Economic Advisers in 1961. Immediately after Kennedy's assassination, Gordon set to work "for 30 days and 30 nights" to help President Johnson review the cost of every Government program, and became one of his key advisers. Pragmatic, idealistic and whimsical, Gordon in 1967 was named president of the...

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