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Start Date: 11-Jan-1973 4:35 PM

End Date: 11-Jan-1973 5:30 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Kendall, William T.White House operatorSanchez, ManoloBrinegar, Claude S.Dent, Harry S.Shultz, George P.Ziegler, Ronald L.

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

402-001.mp3

NARA Description:

On January 11, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, William T. Kendall, White House operator, Manolo Sanchez, Claude S. Brinegar, Harry S. Dent, George P. Shultz, and Ronald L. Ziegler met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building at an unknown time between 4:35 pm and 5:30 pm. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 402-001 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 401-31/402-1

Date: January 11, 1973
Time: Unknown between 4:35 pm and 5:30 pm.
Location: Executive Office Building

The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. An unknown portion of the conversation was
not recorded while the tape was changed.

      Henry A. Kissinger

      Ronald L. Ziegler

      Lyndon B. Johnson
           -George Christian
           -John N. Mitchell

      Vietnam settlement
           -Congressional hearings

      Johnson
           -John B. Connally
           -Christian
           -Connally

      1973 Inauguration
           -President's attitude
           -Compared to Super Bowl
           -Patrick J. Buchanan
                 -Memorandum

      Congressional relations
           -Democratic caucus
           -Hearings

      1973 Inauguration
           -Eugene Ormandy
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                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. Feb-09)

                                                       Conversation No. 401-31/402-1 (cont’d)

                      -Sergei Rachmaninoff selections
                            -Philadelphia performance
                      -Ludwig van Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
                      -Chorale of American patriotic music
                      -Edvard Grieg concerto
                      -Performance order
                      -Los Angeles chorale
                      -President's preferences
                      -Aaron Copeland piece
             -Balls
                  -Location for dancing
                  -Presidential box
                  -Possible remarks by President
                        -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Tricia Nixon
                         Cox
                  -Interest in dancing
                        -Compared to Tricia Nixon Cox's wedding
             -Church service

       President's conversation with Rose Mary Woods
             -Haldeman's conversation with Dwight L. Chapin

             -Health

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 4:35 pm and
5:02 pm.

[Conversation No. 401-31/402-1D]

[See Conversation No. 35-142]

[End of telephone conversation]

       President's calls to new Cabinet Officers
             -Peter J. Brennan
             -Frederick Dent, Claude S. Brinegar, Brennan
             -Roy L. Ash
                    -Resilience
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                                      Tape Subject Log
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                                                       Conversation No. 401-31/402-1 (cont’d)

The President talked with Brinegar between 5:02 pm and 5:03 pm.

[Conversation No. 401-31/402-1E]

[See Conversation No. 35-143]

[End of telephone conversation]

       President's calls
             -Dent

The President talked with the White House operator at 5:03 pm.

[Conversation No. 401-31/402-1F]

[See Conversation No. 35-144]

[End of telephone conversation]

       Press relations
             -Washington Post
             -President's reading
             -Attacks on administration
                    -Response to resumption of Vietnam negotiations

       Congressional relations
            -Republicans
            -Confirmations
            -Barry M. Goldwater
                  -Spiro T. Agnew
            -John G. Tower
            -Howard H. Baker, William E. Brock III, Robert J. Dole
            -New Senators
                  -Speaking abilities
                        -Pete V. Dominici
                        -John J. Sparkman
                        -Hugh Scott
                        -Jesse A. Helms
                        -James L. Buckley
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                                       Tape Subject Log
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                                                        Conversation No. 401-31/402-1 (cont’d)

             -Gerald R. Ford
             -Clarence J. ("Bud") Brown, Jr.
             -Presidential leadership qualities

       Connally

       Agnew
           -Postponement

       George W. Romney [?]

       William F. (“Billy”) Graham
             -A statement on Vietnam War

Ziegler entered at 5:10 pm.

       1973 Inauguration
            -Clothing
                  -Women's Wear Daily

The President talked with Dent between 5:10 pm and 5:11 pm.

[Conversation No. 401-31/402-1G]

[See Conversation No. 35-145]

[End of telephone conversation]

The President talked with the White House operator at 5:11 pm.

[Conversation No. 401-31/402-1H]

[See Conversation No. 35-146]

[End of telephone conversation]

       1973 Inauguration
            -President's clothing
                  -Dwight D. Eisenhower's Inauguration
                  -Coat, pants, shirt
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                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
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                                                     Conversation No. 401-31/402-1 (cont’d)

                    -Hat

The President talked with George P. Shultz between 5:12 pm and 5:13 pm.

[Conversation No. 401-31/402-1I]

[See Conversation No. 35-147]

[End of telephone conversation]

Ziegler left at 5:13 pm.

       Pierre Rinfret

       Second-term reorganization
            -Ziegler
            -Rogers C. B. Morton
                  -Possible future
                        -Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.
            -Haldeman's contact with Robert H. Finch and Donald H. Rumsfeld
                  -George H.W. Bush, Brock, and Brown
                  -Charles W. Colson


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              1974 Election
                   -Candidates

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       President's activities
             -State visits
                    -Soviet Union
                    -Japan
                    -Europe, Latin America
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                 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
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                                                     Conversation No. 401-31/402-1 (cont’d)

                 -Mexican President
                 -Pierre E. Trudeau


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      1974 election
           -President’s campaign activities
                  -1970 Election results
           -Congressional relations
                  -Democrats
                  -President’s supporters in Congress
           -Senate candidates
                  -House of Representatives candidates
                  -Colorado
                  -Nevada
           -President’s campaign activities
                  -Radio
                  -Pictures
                  -Speeches
                  -Effects
                        -Press coverage
                  -Fundraising
                        -Agnew
                        -Primary states
                  -Writers
                        -Raymond K. Price, Jr.
                        -Buchanan
                        -William L. Safire

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      Issues of second term
            -Foreign policy
            -Crime and drugs
            -Environment
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                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. Feb-09)

                                                     Conversation No. 401-31/402-1 (cont’d)

            -Taxes
            -Federal budget
            -Federal government
            -Education
            -Parks


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            1974 Election
                 -Haldeman’s role

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Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 5:13 pm.

       The President’s schedule

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 5:30 pm.

       Second term reorganization
            -Ash
                  -Office of Management and Budget [OMB]
            -Cabinet
                  -Undersecretaries
                  -Connally
                        -Undersecretary
            -[Name unintelligible]
                  -Colson
                  -Harvard University
            -Frederic V. Malek's work
                  -Advance men from 1972 campaign
            -Possible appointment for unknown man
            -U.S. Information Agency [USIA]

The President and Haldeman left at 5:30 pm.
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                                     Tape Subject Log
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