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Start Date: 6-Dec-1972 3:31 PM

End Date: 6-Dec-1972 4:40 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Ford, Gerald R.

Recording Device: Camp David Study Table

157-014.mp3

NARA Description:

On December 6, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford talked on the telephone at Camp David at an unknown time between 3:31 pm and 4:40 pm. The Camp David Study Table taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 157-014 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 157-14

Date: December 6, 1972
Time: Unknown between 3:31 pm and 4:40 pm
Location: Camp David Study Table

The President talked with Gerald R. Ford.

[See Conversation No. 233-19]

       Ford’s location
            -Washington, DC

       Football
            -[National] Football Foundation meeting
                  -The President’s telegram
                        -Elizabeth (Bloomer) (“Betty”) Ford
                  -The President’s schedule
                  -Number one team
                  -John McKay
                        -Speech
            -University of South California [USC]
                  -University of Notre Dame game
                        -The President’s viewing on television [TV]
                  -Ohio State University
                  -University of Michigan
            -Ohio State-Michigan game


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       Republican National Committee [RNC]
            -Robert J. Dole’s meeting with the President
                  -George H. W. Bush
                        -RNC Chairmanship
                        -Barbara Bush
                                -16-

      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                         Tape Subject Log
                           (rev. Apr.-08)

                                                Conversation No. 157-14 (cont’d)

       -The President’s conversation with Ford
-Senate
-William E. Brock, III
-Dan H. Kuykendall
       -Opposition to Ford
       -Tennessee
-Robert C. (“Bob”) Wilson
-George A. Murphy
-Clarence J. (“Bud”) Brown, Jr.
-Barber B. Conable, Jr.
       -Ways and Means Committee
-Bush
-Dole’s departure
       -Timing
       -Support for Bush
       -Press release
-Brock
-Congress
       -Brown
       -Elections of positions
             -Timing
             -Campaign committees
-Bush
-John N. Mitchell
-Barry M. Goldwater
-Dole
-RNC Chairmanship
       -Job description
             -Meeting on Congressional candidates
-Hugh Scott
       -Candidates
-Ford
       -Relationship with Bush
             -Support of the President
             -Political role
-Scott
       -Meeting with the President
-Brock
       -Senate candidates
       -Ideology
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                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Apr.-08)

                                                             Conversation No. 157-14 (cont’d)

                       -Bush
                       -Brown
                       -The President
                       -Brock
                             -Youth
           -John Kyle
                 -Assistant to Ford
           -Leslie C. Arends

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      Second term reorganization
           -Cabinet
                  -Ambassadorships
           -John A. Volpe
                  -Italy ambassadorship
                         -Announcement
                                -Timing
                                     -Italian government agreement
                         -1972 campaign
                         -Traveling to US
                         -Catholicism
                         -Announcement
                                -Timing
                  -Successor
                         -Announcement
                                -Timing
                         -Claude S. Brinegar
                                -Background
                                     -Irish Catholicism
                                     -Los Angeles
                                     -Age
                                     -Union Oil Company
                                            -Civil engineering
           -Peter J. Brennan
                  -Background
                         -Irish-American
           -Italian-American
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                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. Apr.-08)

                                                            Conversation No. 157-14 (cont’d)

                 -Difficulty
                 -Volpe
            -Deputy Attorney General
                 -Promotion
                        -Richard G. Kleindienst’s departure
            -Charles A. Wright
                 -University of Texas
                 -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] report
                        -Parties
                        -Divorce
                        -Parties
                              -University of Minnesota
                 -Anti-busing statement
                 -FBI report
                        -Effect
                              -Judiciary Committee
                        -Parties
                        -Divorces
            -Volpe
                 -Health
                        -Back
                 -Speeches
            -Department of Agriculture
                 -Earl L. Butz
                        -Retention
                 -Departures
                        -Butz’s view
                        -Soil conservation, county agents
                        -The President’s meeting with J. Philip Campbell


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      RNC
            -Bush
            -Brock
            -Brown
            -Kuykendall
                  -Assistant to Ford
                                             -19-

                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Apr.-08)

                                                         Conversation No. 157-14 (cont’d)

            -Bush
                 -Texas
            -Brock
                 -Tennessee
                 -Ohio
            -Leadership
                 -Public perception
                        -Southern strategy
            -Kuykendall
            -Announcement

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