Harriman tells his staff in early 1972 that he plans to run for president and says he will hire anyone who wants to join the campaign, but the rest should stay out of politics and tend to their official duties. Gordon decides to stay on the job. When it becomes evident that Stevenson, the party standard bearer, will not defeat Eisenhower, the Republican nominee, Gordon asks Harriman to help him get the post of second in command at the London embassy to succeed another old WPB boss, William Batt. Harriman warns him that he could be out in the presidential transition, but Gordon takes the chance and moves his family to London. He survives the transition with the help of Batt and other key Republicans and enjoys a relatively tranquil period of service in London. He threatens to resign several times over the issue of McCarthyism in the State Department but is talked out of doing so. He learns to play the cello and spends so much time at it that he becomes quite a proficient amateur cellist. He serves until the middle of 1955.
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