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Conversation: 034-035

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Start Date: Monday, December 11, 1972 4:08 PM

End Date: Monday, December 11, 1972 4:15 PM

Participants:

Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Bush, George H. W.Nixon, Richard M. (President)

Recording Device: White House Telephone

034-035.mp3

NARA Description:

On December 11, 1972, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, George H. W. Bush, and President Richard M. Nixon talked on the telephone at an unknown time between 11:08 am and 11:15 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 034-035 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 34-35

Date: December 11, 1972
Time: Unknown between 11:08 am and 11:15 am
Location: White House Telephone

H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman talked with George H. W. Bush.

[See Conversation No. 819-2B]

       Robert J. Dole

The President talked with Bush at an unknown time between 11:08 am and 11:15 am.

[See Conversation No. 819-2C]


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       Republican National Committee [RNC] Chairmanship
            -Bush’s willingness to take the position
            -Party’s interest
            -Dole’s view
                  -Robert S. Strauss
                         -Texas
            -Jean Westwood
            -Announcement
                  -Dole’s canvas of party
                         -Full time chairman
                         -Support for Bush
                         -Bush’s possible reluctance
                                -Camp David
                                -Treasury
                                -United Nations [UN]
                                -Persuasion
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                 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. Dec.-07)

                                                             Conversation No. 34-35 (cont’d)

                                  -The President and Haldeman
                                  -New York
                 -Transition
                 -Recommendation for coordination
                      -Campaign committees
                             -National, Senate, House of Representatives
                 -White House comment
                      -Ronald L. Ziegler
                      -Expression of the President’s support

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      Bush’s tenure as United Nations [UN] ambassador
           - UN General assembly vote on US budget assessment cut
                 -Ronald L. Ziegler
                 -Haldeman
                 -Gale W. McGee
           -UN session
                 -Completion
                       -Timing
                             -December 19, 1972
           -Successor
                 -Senate confirmation


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      Bush’s tenure as Republican National Committee [RNC] chairman
           -Timing
           -Dole as advisor
           -Public statements
                 -Emphasis
                        -Great challenge
                        -Need to broaden party’s base
                        -“Greatest candidate search in history”
                        -General goals
                 -Avoidance of specific plans before committee election
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                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Dec.-07)

                                                         Conversation No. 34-35 (cont’d)


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