Nation: Carter's Right-Hand Man

The remarkable rise of Stuart Eizenstat

" If the President had to fire all but one of us, he probably would keep Stu." That high praise comes from top White House Assistant Hamilton Jordan, and he is speaking of Domestic Affairs Adviser Stuart Eizenstat. In a matter of months, Eizensfat has quietly moved into an unrivaled position at the White House that was underscored by his role in shaping Carter's urban policy. Says another high-level aide: "On a day-to-day basis, Stu probably has greater influence on the President on a broader range of issues than anybody."

Eizenstat, 35, was one of Carter's...

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