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Start Date: 14-May-1973 9:40 PM

End Date: 14-May-1973 9:46 PM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)Garment, Leonard[Unknown person(s)]

Recording Device: White House Telephone


NARA Description:

On May 14, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon, Leonard Garment, and unknown person(s) talked on the telephone from 9:40 pm to 9:46 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 046-049 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 46-49

Date: May 14, 1973
Time: 9:40 pm - 9:46 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with the Leonard Garment.

     Federal Election Reform Commission
          -President’s Federal Election Reform speech

                -Bipartisan Congressional leaders meeting       

                -Garment’s dinner companions’ opinion       

                       -Support from Democrats
                       -Harry C. McPherson, Jr.
                            -Lyndon B. Johnson


                                        Tape Subject Log 

                                       (rev. January-2011)

                                                              Conversation No. 46-49 (cont’d)



                         -Cash contributions      

                    -Commission proposals       

                         -Bipartisan problem

                         -Response date       

An unknown man joined the conversation at an unknown time.


The unknown man hung up at an unknown time.

     Federal Election Reform Commission 

          -President’s speech

          -Term limit        

                -House of Representatives        


          -Ervin Committee         

                -Story regarding the President’s finances
                       -Statements by Sam J. Ervin and Howard H. Baker, Jr.
                       -Ronald L. Ziegler’s forthcoming press briefing, May 15
                -Samuel Dash