PERSONNEL: Changes of the Week, Aug. 17, 1959

¶ Samuel Maurice McAshan Jr., 54, moved up from vice president to president of the world's biggest cotton dealer, Anderson, Clayton & Co. of Houston, replacing Harmon Whittington, who retired under pressure at 59. McAshan, an Anderson, Clayton regular since he left Princeton ('27), is described by Founder Will Clayton, his father-in-law, as having "the quickest mind and greatest curiosity of anyone I've encountered." The shift marks a return to power of courtly, fiercely competitive Will Clayton, 79, onetime U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, who retired as chairman of Anderson, Clayton in 1950—only to see sales start to move down....

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