Autos: Two for American Motors

Far more than any other U.S. automaker, American Motors Corp. under George Romney has been a one-man show. Last week, when Romney stepped out as chairman and president of A.M.C. to campaign for the Republican nomination for Governor of Michigan, the company's directors chose two men to take his place.

Roy Abernethy, 55, an A.M.C. vice president since 1954, will boss day-to-day operations as the company's new president. He is called chief operations officer, while Richard Eugene Cross, 51, A.M.C. legal counsel and new chairman, will be called chief executive officer. Both...

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