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Frances Knight, chief of the U.S. Passport Office (6)

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Frances Knight, chief of the U.S. Passport Office at the State Department in Washington, D.C., holds up one of the new Bicentennial passports as she poses in her office, July 21, 1975. She will be 70 on Tuesday but has received approval to stay on the job. Seventy is the mandatory age at which government employees must retire. (AP Photo/Henry Burroughs)

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Frances Knight, director of the Passport office at the State Department, is pictured in her office in Washington, D.C., Feb. 1, 1974. (AP Photo/Harvey Georges)

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Frances G. Knight, head of the State Department's passport office, poses in her Washington office, Feb. 1, 1974. (AP Photo/Harvey Georges)

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Frances G. Knight, head of the State Department's passport office, poses in her Washington office, Feb. 1, 1974. (AP Photo/Harvey Georges)

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With brush in hand, Frances G. Knight pauses while doing some home painting, to answer a question during an interview about her status as passport chief of the State Department, March 25, 1966. Miss Knight said there are certain higher-ups or associates who are "engaged in a calculated attempt to embarrass me, to discredit me, to get me." She said attempts are being made to force her out of the State Department. (AP Photo/Harvey Georges)

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Frances Knight, director of the U.S. Passport Office at the State Department in Washington, D.C., holds a passport as she poses before a group of workload charts which show the disposition and number of passport applications processed by the office, Feb. 18, 1958. (AP Photo/Byron Rollins)

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