Composed of a businessman, a political pro and a Senator
To run three of the Federal Government's sprawling, complicated and unglamorous departments, Reagan picked a steer-roping businessman, a party operative and a Senator who was once his vice-presidential choice. The nuts-and-bolts trio:
A Cowboy at Commerce
On the professional rodeo circuit he is known as Mac Baldrige, a steer roper who finishes in the money about a third of the time (for $1,605 in prizes last year). To the uninitiated he is Malcolm Baldrige, chairman of Scovill Inc., a power in Connecticut Republican affairs and...