(Milton Stover Eisenhower Biography, Univ. of Texas, excerpted): He said he could not compete with his older brothers' records in sports, so he decided to study. Although their mother insisted on giving all the boys piano lessons, only Milton played well enough to give occasional recitals and to organize a dance band. His first job, while still in high school, was as a reporter for the Abilene "Reflector-Chronicle", and one of his more memorable assignments was to interview William Jennings Bryan. Milton graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in industrial journalism and became an instructor there. He took a position in the U.S Consulate in Edinburgh, Scotland, and while there  he became Director of Information for the Department of Agriculture where he stayed until the outbreak of World War II. President Roosevelt asked him to set up the relocation of Japanese Americans, Milton stating that it was not a question of deciding if but how it should take place. Ninety days later he became Assistant to Elmer Davis, head of the Office of War Information. In July, 1943 he became president of Kansas State College. in 1950 he became president of Pennsylvania State University and then Johns Hopkins University. He accumulated more than 37 honorary doctorates. He retired from public service in 1972.
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