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Start Date: Sunday, December 10, 1972 2:55 PM

End Date: Sunday, December 10, 1972 3:02 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Colson, Charles W.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

034-028.mp3

NARA Description:

On December 10, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 9:55 am to 10:02 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 034-028 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 34-28

Date: December 10, 1972
Time: 9:55 am - 10:02 am
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

       -Colson’s schedule
            -Trip to Princeton University


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[Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift]

             -Election of Robert S. Strauss
                   -Implications
                   -John B. Connally
                         -Future plans
                         -Support for Strauss
                   -Charles S. Snider
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              NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                  Tape Subject Log
                                    (rev. Dec.-07)

                                                         Conversation No. 34-28 (cont’d)

                    -Opposition to Strauss
              -Vote totals
              -Jean Westwood
              -South
                    -Connally
                           -Support for party reforms
                           -Labor support

Labor
        -Support for the President
        -George Meany
        -Peter J. Brennan
        -Leonard Woodcock
        -Frank E. Fitzsimmons
        -Paul Hall
        -Meany
              -Brennan
              -Accommodation

Democratic chairmanship
    -Election of Strauss
           -Left wing press reaction
                 -Unification of Democratic Party
                 -Remaining divisions
           -Problem for Connally

The President’s successor
     -Alternatives to Connally
           -William E. Brock, III
           -Charles H. Percy
           -Edward W. Brooke
           -Nelson A. Rockefeller
                  -Age
           -Ronald W. Reagan
                  -Age
                  -Potential
     -Colson’s possible conversation with Connally
           -Labor support
           -Democratic party
                  -Left wing desire to keep Connally in the party
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                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Dec.-07)

                                                               Conversation No. 34-28 (cont’d)

                             -Mary Lasker
                             -William Benton
                        -Henry M. Jackson
                        -Hubert H. Humphrey
                        -Edward M. Kennedy

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