Since the sorrow-filled day in 1918 when he learned that his elder brother had been killed in France with the A.E.F., Massachusetts' Christian Archibald Herter has held steadfast to a dream: to achieve a position in which he could work effectively for peace. Last week Herter's dream was fulfilled. He was named Under Secretary of State succeeding Herbert Hoover Jr., whose resignation, effective next February, was accepted by President Eisenhower.

Chris Herter's life has been shaped for his new job. Born in Paris of American parents, he studied interior decoration in New...

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