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Start Date: 23-Mar-1971 5:05 PM

End Date: 23-Mar-1971 5:38 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Hardin, Clifford M.Campbell, J. PhilipShultz, George P.Ehrlichman, John D.Whitaker, John C.Rice, Donald B.Connally, John B.Fitz-Patrick, William

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 04:02:14

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:34:50

472-021.mp3

NARA Description:

On March 23, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Clifford M. Hardin, J. Philip Campbell, George P. Shultz, John D. Ehrlichman, John C. Whitaker, Donald B. Rice, John B. Connally, and William Fitz-Patrick met in the Oval Office of the White House from 5:05 pm to 5:38 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 472-021 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 472-21

Date: March 23, 1971
Time: 5:05 pm - 5:38 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Clifford M. Hardin, J. Philip Campbell, George P. Shultz, John D.
Ehrlichman, John C. Whitaker, Donald B. Rice, and John B. Connally

[A transcript of the following portion of the conversation was initially prepared for the
Watergate Special Prosecution Force [WSPF] and can be found in Record Group [RG] 460. The
Nixon Presidential Materials Staff has reveiwed the transcript and has made changes as
necessary. This transcript has been reviewed under the provisions of the Presidential Recordings
and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 [PRMPA]. The National Archives does not guarantee its
accuracy.]

William Fitz-Patrick entered at an unknown time after 5:05 pm, during the transcribed portion

Fitz-Patrick left at an unknown time before 5:35 pm, during the transcribed portion

Hardin, et al. left at 5:35 pm, during the transcribed portion; Connally remained

[End of transcript]

     Schedule
          -Meeting
              -Connally and Peter G. Peterson

     Peterson
          -Meeting with the President
          -Proposed meeting with Connally
               -Connally’s relations with Arthur F. Burns
               -Connally’s relations with State Department
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                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 9/08)



           -Previous meeting with Peterson
           -President’s meeting with Peterson
                 -Tariffs
                       -Spaniards and Italians
                            -Shoes
                       -Japanese textiles
                       -Possible role for David M. Kennedy
                                                                 Conv. No. 472-20 (cont.)

Connally left at 5:38 pm