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Ford / Personnel Changes #33537

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 04, 1974
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(Studio) President Ford announces personnel changes. White House, Republican party affected.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Alexander Haig to return to United States Army. Not ok'd for command of allied forces in Europe due to Netherlands' objection. Envy of Ford Senior aides prompted change of Haig. Kenneth Rush to leave as economy adviser. Will be amb. to France. George Bush goes to dip. post in Peoples' Republic of China. Dean Burch inherits White House political strategy. Ann Armstrong to remain. John Sherman Cooper to be United States ambassador to East Germany, if confirmed. Four men lead White House: Robert Hartmann, John Marsh, Jerald terHorst, possibly NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) ambassador Donald Rumsfeld.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) George Bush appears with Mrs. Mary Louise Smith; latter named by Ford Republican national chairperson Nelson Rockefeller nomination as Vice President noted. [BUSH - defends his reappointment.] Bush's United Nations connection noted. Mrs. Smith must get party ok. 1st woman named Republican national chairperson [Mrs. SMITH - speaks of women's role.] Richard Obenshain to succeed Mrs. Smith as party co-chairperson
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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