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Start Date: 11-Dec-1972 11:42 AM

End Date: 11-Dec-1972 11:48 AM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)Boyd, McDill ("Huck")

Recording Device: White House Telephone


NARA Description:

On December 11, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and McDill ("Huck") Boyd talked on the telephone from 11:42 am to 11:48 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 034-038 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 34-38

Date: December 11, 1972
Time: 11:42 am - 11:48 am
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with McDill (“Huck”) Boyd.

[See Conversation No. 819-2F]

            -Local economy
                 -Sales and advertising

[Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift]

       Robert J. Dole
            -Resignation as Republican National Committee [RNC] Chairman
                  -George H. W. Bush
                  -Boyd’s view
                       -Concern over speculation
                  -Dole’s 1972 campaign efforts

       Republican Party
            -The President’s goals
                  -New candidates
                  -Boyd’s role
                        -Candidate selection
                              -Avoidance of primary fights
                  -The President’s 1946 campaign
            -Kansas second district


                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Dec.-07)

                                                               Conversation No. 34-38 (cont’d)

                   -Arthur A. Fletcher
              -New Majority
                   -Appeal to non-Republicans

       New Majority

              -Resignation as RNC Chairman
              -Senate role
                    -Edward M. Kennedy

[End segment reviewed under deed of gift]

       The President’s appreciation for Boyd’s support

       The President’s schedule
            -December 19, 1972 reception