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Start Date: 25-Apr-1972 1:15 PM
End Date: 25-Apr-1972 1:33 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Lord, Winston; Andrews, John K., Jr.; Kissinger, Henry A.; Nixon, Richard M. (President); Lord, Winston; Andrews, 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
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 -Copy -Further revisions Lord [?] -Education -Career choices -Teaching career -Work in White House 58 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) -Mother -Law school -Law school -Value -Training -Discipline -Value -Stock and bond issues -Kissinger The President's speech -Review -Conclusion -Madame Nguyen Thi Bihn -Bombing -Intensity -Tehran 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 -Revisions -Changes in wording -Discussion of People's Republic of China [PRC] and Soviet trips -South Vietnamese performance -Insertion of passage -Conclusion -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] 59 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) The President's speech -Meeting with the President -Time -Draft -Typing [End of telephone conversation] The President's speech -Conclusion -Wording -End of war -Imminence -Revisions -Length -Cambodia speech -Kent State University -Election year -Risks -Soviets -The President's determination -North Vietnamese miscalculations -Work of Lord and Andrews Lord and Andrews left at 1:33 pm.