Personalities: Jun. 5, 1964

WHENEVER the Government needs a troubleshooter in the oil business, it turns to J. (for John) Ed. Warren, 63. Washington called him to duty as a consultant during World War II, the Korean war and the Suez crisis, and he is now a part-time Pentagon adviser. Last week Cities Service Co. named him chief executive to replace Burl S. Watson, 70, who remains chairman. A stocky, straightforward man with a whimsical twist, Warren treats his promotion lightly ("You can't take yourself too seriously"), but concedes that he always had his sights on...

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