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A clean slate for State

He dropped out of Stanford University with poor grades. He flunked out of Loyola University Law School. He did pass the California bar exam—on his second try. Then he became Governor Ronald Reagan's chief of staff in 1967 and did so well that his boss appointed him to the California Supreme Court. Now Reagan has named William P. Clark Jr., 49, Deputy Secretary of State, even though the appointee admits that his only firsthand experience for the job "was 72 hours in Santiago" in 1967.

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