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President Truman Names Milton Katz to Succeed Harriman As E.c.a. Ambassador to Europe

Milton Katz, whose appointment to succeed Averell Harriman as special U.S. representative in Europe was sent to the Senate by President Truman this week-end, has been deputy U.S. special representative in Europe since June, 1949.

Mr. Katz joined the Economic Cooperation Administration in 1948 as general counsel for European headquarters. He was acting director of E.C.A.’s program division in 1949. A native of New York City, he earned a law degree at Harvard University and later served as an official of a number of government agencies including the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, National Recovery Administration, Department of Justice, War Production Board, and Combined Production and Resources Board. During World War II he served with the Office of Strategic Services and as Lieutenant Commander in the Navy. He is also a Professor of Law on leave of absence from Harvard University.