Good Men for Government

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Task of Finding Able Lieutenants for New President

Wilson's Arrangements for Subsidizing Diplomats

When the new President enters his White House office for the first time next January, he will find on his desk letters of resignation from the members of President Truman's cabinet and a number of other high officers of the outgoing administration. Policy-making officials, serving at the pleasure of the President, submit their resignations to the incoming Chief Executive as a matter of course,1 so that he may select individuals of his own choosing to carry out the policies of the new administration. The new President is not likely to have serious difficulty in finding well qualified men to fill cabinet posts and some other top offices, the prestige of which alone makes ...

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