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    MEET CARL ROWAN-NEW DIRECTOR OF THE UNITED STATES INFORMATION AGENCY. HE SUCCEEDS EDWARD R. MURROW,?

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    MEET CARL ROWAN-NEW DIRECTOR OF THE UNITED STATES INFORMATION AGENCY. HE SUCCEEDS EDWARD R. MURROW, WHO RETIRED LAST MONTH BECAUSE OF ILL HEALTH. MR. ROWAN, WHO'S AMERICA'S AMBASSADOR TO FINLAND, WILL BECOME THE FIRST NEGRO TO ATTEND MEETINGS OF THE AMERICAN CABINET IN HIS CAPACITY OF DIRECTOR OF THE U.S.I.A.

    MR. ROWAN, 39, HAS HAD OUTSTANDING CAREERS AS A JOURNALIST, DIPLOMAT AND PUBLIC SERVANT. HIS LIFE WAS THE TRADITIONAL AMERICAN PROGRESS FROM YOUTHFUL POVERTY TO ADULT AFFLUENCE.

    BORN IN A SMALL TENNESSEE TOWN, HE GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL IN 1942, AND WITH ONLY 77 CENTS IN HIS POCKET ENROLLED IN THE STATE UNIVERSITY. HE GRADUATED WITH DEGREES IN MATHEMATICS AND JOURNALISM.

    THEN CAME WIDE EXPERIENCE IN NEWSPAPER JOURNALISM COVERING MANY BIG ASSIGNMENTS. HE BECAME DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS IN 1961, AND LAST MAY WAS NAMED AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO FINLAND.

    MR. ROWAN IS MARRIED WITH THREE CHILDREN. HE IS FILMED DURING A VISIT LAST YEAR WITH HIS FAMILY TO THE FINNISH TOWN OF HAMEENLINNA, WHERE HE WAS WELCOMED BY THE LOCAL MAYOR.

    THIS WEEK THE ROWAN FAMILY WERE FILMED AT THE AMERICAN EMBASSY IN HELSINKI AND VISITING A NEARBY BOWLING ALLEY WITH FRIENDS. MR. ROWAN IS EXPECTED TO TAKE UP HIS NEW POST IN WASHINGTON SHORTLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3TJNIJ8C00D59ZLZ1SFEF8LBF
    Media URN:
    VLVA3TJNIJ8C00D59ZLZ1SFEF8LBF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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