People: Jul. 6, 1962

With Ambassador Llewellyn E. Thompson Jr. due home soon after a five-year hitch in Moscow, the odds-on bet to succeed him is Foreign Service Veteran Foy D. Kohler, 54. Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs. A dogged little (5 ft. 6 in., 135 lbs.) career man for 31 years, Kohler was the top-ranking State Department official to accompany Richard Nixon on his 1959 tour of the U.S.S.R.. was in charge of arrangements for Nikita Khrushchev's visit to the U.S. later that year. Thompson will become a special adviser to the State Department on...

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