REPUBLICANS: A New and Hungry Chairman

It was a job no one else seemed to want, and so, as has become his habit, Kansas Senator Robert Dole reached for it. Easily the Senate's most ambitious and aggressive freshman, Dole, 47, emerged last week as President Nixon's latest choice for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee; he is expected to be confirmed this week. At least two other men, Bryce Harlow and Donald Rumsfeld, had declined the position since late November, when Nixon announced that he would appoint the present chairman, Maryland Congressman Rogers Morton, as Secretary of...

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