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Conversation: 464-015

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Start Date: 9-Mar-1971 2:34 PM

End Date: 9-Mar-1971 2:58 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Dent, Harry S.Flanigan, Peter M.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:50:37

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:14:06

464a_track1.mp3

464b_track1.mp3

464b_track2.mp3

464c_track1.mp3

464d_track1.mp3

NARA Description:

On March 9, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Harry S. Dent, and Peter M. Flanigan met in the Oval Office of the White House from 2:34 pm to 2:58 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 464-015 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 464-15

Date: March 9, 1971
Time: 2:34 pm - 2:58 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Harry S. Dent and Peter M. Flanigan

     Textile trade negotiations with Japan
          -President’s previous meeting
          -Dent’s view
                 -Peter G. Peterson
          -Dent’s calls
                 -Roger Milliken
                 -John W. McCormack
                 -Industry position
                       -Wilbur D. Mills
          -Democrats’ position
                 -Dent’s efforts
          -President’s action
                 -Public perception
          -Mills
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               NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                          Tape Subject Log
                             (rev. 9/08)



-Flanigan’s meetings
     -Milliken
     -Dent
     -Robert C. Jackson
     -Industry representatives
           -Position
                 -Role of the President
-Mills
     -Meeting with industry representatives
           -Jackson
           -Results
     -President’s position
     -Bryce N. Harlow
     -Possible future position
     -Japanese embassy
           -Communication with Mills
                 -Mills’ efforts
                 -Administration
           -Ambassador’s meeting with Flanigan
-Flanigan’s meeting with Japanese ambassador
     -Flanigan’s view
-Possible Action by President
     -A draft statement on Japanese proposal
           -Voluntary restraints
           -Legislation
           -Monitoring
           -Legislation
-Legislation
     -Industry position
           -Mills
           -Administration efforts
     -President’s position
     -Content
     -Ernest F. (“Fritz”) Hollings’ position
           -Mills
     -President’s possible action
     -Possible statement by President to press
           -Mills
           -President’s position
     -Support for President’s position
           -Dent’s work with Congressmen
-Mills
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               NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                           Tape Subject Log
                              (rev. 9/08)



      -Administration position
            -Statement to press
-President’s forthcoming meeting with industry representatives
-John N. Mitchell’s position
      -Compared with Mills’ position
-George P. Shultz and Peterson’s philosophy
-President’s philosophy
      -Effect on action                                     Conv. No. 464-15 (cont.)
-Legislation
      -Administration action
      -Mills
            -Position on other administration measures
                  -Revenue sharing
                  -Social Security
                  -Welfare reform
-Mills’ position
-Textile industry convention in Florida
      -Herbert Stein and William D. Ruckelshaus
-Legislation
      -Mills
      -Administration position
            -Time limit
                  -Industry
-President’s forthcoming statement
      -Timing
      -Content
      -Tone
      -Mills
      -Effect on proposed legislation
      -Monitoring reports to Congress
      -Wording of statement
            -Possible effect
      -Possible future action
      -Shultz and Peterson’s views
      -President’s position
      -John B. Connally’s views
-Peterson
-Connally, Mitchell
-Peterson
-President’s decision
-Dent
-U. Alexis Johnson
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                          (rev. 9/08)



                 -State Department’s view

Dent and Flanigan left at 2:58 pm




                                                               Conversation
                                                               Conv. No. 464-15
                                                                            No. 464-16
                                                                                (cont.)

Date: March 9, 1971
Time: Unknown between 2:58 pm and 3:01 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Stephen B. Bull

     President’s schedule
          -Unknown people
          -George P. Shultz and John D. Ehrlichman
                -A meeting in the Cabinet Room
          -Robert A. Taft, Jr.

Bull left at 3:01 pm