Nation: A 'General' Named Bell?

During the presidential campaign.

Jimmy Carter emphasized the need for an Attorney General far removed from politics. Yet the man he is expected to select for the post early this week has close political as well as personal ties to Carter. Griffin B. Bell, 58, who served as a U.S. Court of Appeals judge for 14 years, has been a friend and adviser of Carter's since the President-elect became Georgia's Governor in 1971. Though Bell held no official position in the campaign, he was consulted by both Carter and his aides.

Bell's probable appointment...

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