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Start Date: Friday, December 15, 1972 4:56 PM

End Date: Friday, December 15, 1972 5:10 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Mansfield, Michael J. ("Mike")

Recording Device: White House Telephone

034-087.mp3

NARA Description:

On December 15, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Michael J. ("Mike") Mansfield talked on the telephone from 11:56 am to 12:10 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 034-087 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 34-87

Date: December 15, 1972
Time: 11:56 am - 12:10 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Michael J. Mansfield.

[See Conversation No. 824-2B]

       Mansfield’s location

       The President’s schedule
            -Appointments
            -1972 election
                  -White House staff schedule

       The President’s meeting with Hugh Scott, December 14, 1972
            -General Services Administration [GSA] head

       Congressional relations
            -Republican leadership meetings
                  -Scott
                  -Carl B. Albert
                         -Schedule
                  -William E. Timmons
                  -Frequency
            -Bipartisan meetings
                  -Frequency
                  -Scott
                  -Robert P. Griffin
                  -Mansfield
                  -Robert C. Byrd
                  -Albert
                  -[Thomas] Hale Boggs replacement
                  -Gerald R. Ford
                  -Leslie C. Arends
                                -69-

      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                         Tape Subject Log
                           (rev. Dec.-07)

                                                 Conversation No. 34-87 (cont’d)

       -Agenda
       -The President’s forthcoming meetings with Mansfield, Albert
-Second term reorganization
       -Committee Chairman
             -Chet Holifield
             -Russell B. Long
             -Wilbur D. Mills
             -George H. Mahon
       -The President’s schedule
             -Florida
             -Meeting with Mansfield
-Energy
       -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson
             -Trip to the Middle East
                   -Report to the President
       -White House
       -The President’s conversation with John D. Ehrlichman
       -Oil
             -Middle East, US
       -Shale
       -Coal conversion to gas
       -US-Soviet gas deal
       -Middle East
             -Israel
                   -Saudi Arabia
-The President’s forthcoming meeting with Mansfield
       -Timing
-Political scene
       -The President’s recent conversation with John B. Connally
             -Voting
                   -Partisan politics
       -Partisan politics
             -Communication
-Problems
       -Partisans
             -Congress
-The President’s conversation with Timmons
       -Camp David
       -Republican Leadership meetings
             -Minority
                                              -70-

                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Dec.-07)

                                                             Conversation No. 34-87 (cont’d)

                                -Power
             -Bipartisan meetings
             -Byrd
             -Press relations
                    -Barry M. Goldwater
             -Scott
                    -Bipartisan meetings
             -The President’s forthcoming meeting with Mansfield
             -Thomas C. Korologos
                    -Possible meeting with Mansfield

       Harry S. Truman
            -[Possible death]
                  -The President’s schedule
                        -Korologos

       Boggs
            -Memorial service
                -The President’s schedule
                       -Compared to Allen J. Ellender
                       -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon

       Mansfield’s schedule
            -Truman
            -Korologos
            -Forthcoming meeting with the President