The Power of Admiral Strauss

Sawyer, Roland
June 1954
New Republic;6/7/54, Vol. 130 Issue 23, p14
The article comments on the influence of Admiral Lewis H. Strauss as chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission for the revision of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946. The author mentions that Strauss has once met the press and it corrects the misunderstanding of his image. It is indicated in the bill that the chairman shall be the principal officer of the commission, leaving others in advisory role. The author believes that he has the power to show the country that he is not an autocrat.


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