Yarmolinsky Candidate for Professorship
He May Join Staff Of Kennedy Institute
Adam Yarmolinsky '46, deputy assistant secretary of defense for international affairs, will probably become a professor at the Law School next year.
Yarmolinsky's appointment would have to pass through several stages before it becomes official.
If he comes to Harvard, Yarmolinsky will not be a full-time employee of the John F. Kennedy Institute of Politics, as Rowland Evans and Robert Novak reported yesterday in their column, "Inside Report."
The Institute has not yet been officially created by Harvard and the Kennedy Library Corp.: after its creation. Faculty members at Harvard and other Boston area colleges will reportedly be named "senior members" of the Institute.
If he comes to the Law School. Yarmolinsky would reportedly be named a "senior member." Others reportedly under consideration for senior memberships include Ernest R. May, professor of History; Phillip E. Areeda '51, professor of Law; and Carl Kaysen, Lucius N. Littauer Professor, of Political Economy.
Daniel P. Moynihan, former assistant secretary of labor who is reportedly being considered for a professorship on the Faculty of Education, will probably also be a senior member if he comes to Harvard.
Yarmolinsky's departure from Washington has been rumored for months. He was one of the "whiz kids" brought to Washington by Robert S. McNamara when he began his reorganization of the Defense Department in 1961.
He left the Defense Department in 1964 to assist Sargent Shriver in organizing the war on poverty. Yarmolinsky was scheduled to be Shriver's assistant once the poverty program had received Congressional approval.
But when Southern Congressmen complained about Yarmolinsky's presence in the program, the bill's sponsors agreed to "dump" him in exchange for approval of the authorizing legislation. A series of newspaper articles dramatized the event.
Yarmolinsky worked without a title until October, when he was named Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, a job which does not require Senate conformation.