Nation: A Negotiator For Labor

Who wants "Government out"

He was the seventh of twelve children born to a working-class family in gritty Bayonne, N.J. An orphan at 17, he began as a $48-a-week laborer. Now, he is the principal stockholder of the $50 million-a-year Schiavone Construction Co. in Secaucus, a "realization of the American dream," he says proudly. But Ronald Reagan's choice of Raymond James Donovan, 50, to be Secretary of Labor probably owes less to his business acumen than to his accomplishments as a political fund raiser. By Donovan's own account, he raised more than $600,000 for...

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