123 Lane, Clayton/116: Telegram
Mr. William Phillips, Personal Representative of President Roosevelt in India, to the Secretary of State
[Received 4:48 p.m.]
Patton75 and Lane agree with me that the title Commercial Attaché might cause unfortunate impressions and press speculation about American economic penetration. It will be recalled that the Government of India, as reported in my 274, April 9, 6 p.m., did not agree to the designation of officers as “Counselors” or First, Second, and Third Secretaries.
May I suggest that Lane be designated “Secretary” which will raise no new issue.