Personalities: Jul. 24, 1964

EVER since he joined Liggett & Myers in 1934, North Carolina-born Milton E. Harrington, 55, has lived intimately with the tobacco leaf, serving as leaf buyer, leaf supervisor, manager of the leaf department and vice president for leaf operations before he was named president in April. Last week Harrington turned over the big leaf; he became L. & M.'s new chief executive, moving into a post vacated by the recent death of Chairman Zach Toms. Liggett & Myers managed to halt a five-year downward drift in sales in 1963 by introducing charcoal-filtered Lark cigarettes, but Harrington must deal with...

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