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Conversation: 332-039

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Start Date: 25-Apr-1972 1:15 PM

End Date: 25-Apr-1972 1:33 PM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)Lord, WinstonAndrews, John K., Jr.Kissinger, Henry A.Nixon, Richard M. (President)Lord, WinstonAndrews, John K., Jr.Kissinger, Henry A.

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 04:57:31

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 05:11:49




NARA Description:

On April 25, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, Winston Lord, John K. Andrews, Jr., and Henry A. Kissinger met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building from 1:15 pm to 1:33 pm. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 332-039 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 332-39

Date: April 25, 1972
Time: 1:15 pm - 1:33 pm
Location: Old Executive Office Building

The President met with Winston Lord and John K. Andrews, Jr.

     The President's speech
          -Revisions by Lord and Andrews
               -Evaluation of work
               -Henry A. Kissinger's review
               -Further revisions

     Lord [?]
          -Career choices
               -Teaching career
          -Work in White House

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                        Tape Subject Log
                                          (rev. 10/06)

                -Law school
           -Law school
                     -Stock and bond issues

     The President's speech
          -Madame Nguyen Thi Bihn

The President read his speech draft.

     [A transcript of the speech in its final form appears in Public Papers of the Presidents,
     1972, pp. 553-554.]

[End of speech rehearsal]

     The President's speech
               -Changes in wording
                      -Discussion of People's Republic of China [PRC] and Soviet trips
               -South Vietnamese performance
                      -Insertion of passage
               -US goals in Vietnam
                      -Peace with honor
                      -Cambodia speech
          -Election year risks
               -Office of the President

The President talked with an unknown person [Kissinger?] at an unknown time between 1:15
and 1:33 pm.

     [Conversation No. 332-39A]


                                        Tape Subject Log
                                          (rev. 10/06)

     The President's speech
          -Meeting with the President

[End of telephone conversation]

     The President's speech
               -End of war
               -Cambodia speech
                      -Kent State University
          -Election year
                      -The President's determination
               -North Vietnamese miscalculations
          -Work of Lord and Andrews

Lord and Andrews left at 1:33 pm.