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Conversation: 034-040

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Start Date: Monday, December 11, 1972 4:55 PM

End Date: Monday, December 11, 1972 5:14 PM

Participants:

Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Connally, John B.Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Connally, John B.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

034-040.mp3

NARA Description:

On December 11, 1972, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman and John B. Connally talked on the telephone at an unknown time between 11:55 am and 12:14 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 034-040 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 34-40

Date: December 11, 1972
Time: Unknown between 11:55 am and 12:14 pm
Location: White House Telephone
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                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. Dec.-07)

                                                             Conversation No. 34-40 (cont’d)


H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman talked with John B. Connally.

[See Conversation No. 819-2H]


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[Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift]

       Republican National Committee [RNC]
            -Chairman Robert J. Dole
                  -Resignation
                        -Senate role
                               -Kansas
                  -George H. W. Bush
                        -The President’s and Dole’s choice as new chairman
                        -RNC election, January 19, 1973
                        -Texas
                        -Full time chairman

       Democratic National Committee [DNC]
           -Robert S. Strauss statement on Meet the Press
                  -Connally’s conversation with Strauss
                        -Connally’s support in the party
                        -George S. McGovern
                              -Characterized
                              -Party’s moral standards
                                    -“Crimes against society”
                        -Connally’s vote for the President
                              -Party censure
                        -Henry C. Wallace
           -Strauss
                  -Deals
                  -Liberal opposition
                  -Party role
                        -Manager
                        -South
                              -Wallace
                              -Governors, members of Congress
                                    -Short-term goal
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                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Dec.-07)

                                                              Conversation No. 34-40 (cont’d)

                                         -Party unity
                                    -Leaving party
                                         -Third party
                                         -McGovern
                                         -Connally joining Republican Party
                                         -Timing

[End segment reviewed under deed of gift]
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       Connally’s schedule
            -Trip
                  -Saudi Arabia
                        -Timing
                        -[Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia] Malik Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz al-Saud
                              -Notification
                  -Iran