Conversation: 281-026Prev: 281-025 Next: 281-027
Start Date: 21-Oct-1971 10:55 AM
End Date: 21-Oct-1971 11:40 AM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob"); White House operator; Connally, John B.; Ziegler, Ronald L.;
Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building
Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:40:09
Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:18:21
On October 21, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, White House operator, John B. Connally, and Ronald L. Ziegler met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building from 10:55 am to 11:40 am. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 281-026 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 281-26 Date: October 21, 1971 Time: 10:55 am - 11:40 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President's schedule -Telephone calls -The President’s instructions -Warren E. Burger -Rose Mary Woods’ role -John A. Volpe -Woods’ role -Herbert G. Klein -Statements on the President's Supreme Court appointees Supreme Court appointments -Media comments -Klein Pay Board appointment -Candidates -Selection process The President talked with White House operator at an unknown time between 10:55 am and 11:04 am. [Conversation No. 281-26A] [See Conversation No. 12-35] [End of telephone conversation] 17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 281-26 (cont.) Cabinet -John N. Mitchell -Robert H. Finch -John B. Connally -Melvin R. Laird -Use of Presidential plane The President talked with John B. Connally between 11:04 am and 11:14 am. [Conversation No. 281-26B] [See Conversation No. 12-36; two items have been withdrawn from the conversation] [End of telephone conversation] Telephone calls -Mitchell -Connally Supreme Court nominations -American Bar Association [ABA] -Ronald L. Ziegler’s press briefing Economics -Pay Board -Contrasted with the Price Commission -Confidence of business community -Importance of appointment Willy Brandt's winning of Nobel Peace Prize People's Republic of China [PRC] initiative Time magazine -Man of the Year -Henry A. Kissinger -William P. Rogers -The President -Letters from advertisers -The President -Administration’s accomplishments 18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 281-26 (cont.) -Hedley W. Donovan Nobel Peace Prize -The President -Gerard C. Smith -The President Supreme Court nominations -Leaks -William L. Safire -Background story -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Richard A. Moore Ziegler entered at 11:25 am. Supreme Court appointees -Possible responses to the media -Ziegler's schedule -Attorney General -ABA -Role in selection process -Herschel H. Friday -Dan Rather -Friday -John L. McClellan -Safire -John A. Scali -Possible responses by Ziegler Ziegler left at 11:30 am. The President's schedule -The President's meeting with Ruth Voss -Francis L. Dale -Volunteer efforts Public relations -Rose Mary Woods -Efforts -Possible role 19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 281-26 (cont.) -Jack J. Valenti -White House staff's attitudes -Woods -Connally -Performance -Compared with other Cabinet members William P. Rogers -Kissinger -Soviet Union -Legislative meeting -Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW] -John Foster Dulles -Role -Mitchell -Connally -Mitchell -John Sears -Patrick J. Buchanan -Lt. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey White House staff -Leonard Garment -Meeting with students from Kent State -Glenn A. Olds Supreme Court appointees -Possible reaction -Joseph L. Rauh, Jr. -Edward M. Kennedy -Louis P. Harris poll -Public support Polls -Harris poll -Washington Post -Approval ratings of the President -Opinion Research Company [ORC] -Charles W. Colson -Harris poll -Distribution 20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 281-26 (cont.) -George H. Gallup poll -Distribution -White House investigation -Kennedy The President's schedule -Presentation of diplomatic credentials -Unknown ambassador The President and Haldeman left at 11:40 am.