The Nation: A Tough, Charming Cabinet Woman

The third woman Cabinet member in the nation's history was nominated last week by President Ford. Designated to become Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, she is Carla Anderson Hills, 41, now an Assistant Attorney General heading the civil division of the Justice Department. If confirmed by the Senate, she will replace James T. Lynn, the new director of the Office of Management and Budget. The only other women to achieve such status were Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins in Franklin Roosevelt's Administration and Oveta Culp Hobby, appointed HEW Secretary by Dwight Eisenhower....

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