Nation: The New Administration: The High Cost of Serving the Country

HIGH federal office often brings fame to a man and, once he returns to private life, fortune as well. The successful businessman or professional entering Government service, however, may draw an official salary that is far less than the sum he is accustomed to paying in taxes. That is particularly true for many of Richard Nixon's Cabinet appointees, an uncommonly successful lot.

All twelve department heads get the same pay: $35,000 a year* plus such perquisites as the use of a limousine. Yet to become Secretary of State, William Rogers is giving up an...

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