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Kennedy to Replace Under Secretary of State Bowles

Nov. 26, 1961 - President Kennedy announced today the replacement of Chester Bowles (right) as Under Secretary of State. Nine other changes in the White House and State Department staff were announced in the first big shake-up of the 10-month-old Kennedy Administration. George W. Ball will succeed Mr. Bowles in the State Department’s No. 2 position. Informed persons said that Mr. Kennedy was determined to overcome what he appraised as super-caution and lack of imagination among many of the career diplomats.


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