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Start Date: 5-May-1971 12:11 PM

End Date: 5-May-1971 12:23 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Bull, Stephen B.Cohn, Samuel M.Cohn, Samuel M. (Mrs.)Johnson, U. AlexisKnipling, Edward F.Knipling, Edward F. (Mrs.)Leonard, FredLeonard, Fred (Mrs.)Willis, George H. (Mrs.)Willis, George H.Hampton, Robert E.Connally, John B.Hardin, Clifford M.Shultz, George P.Malek, Frederic V.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 04:44:37

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:58:26

491a.mp3

491b.mp3

491c.mp3

NARA Description:

On May 5, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Stephen B. Bull, Samuel M. Cohn, Mrs. Samuel M. Cohn, U. Alexis Johnson, Edward F. Knipling, Mrs. Edward F. Knipling, Fred Leonard, Mrs. Fred Leonard, Mrs. George H. Willis, George H. Willis, Robert E. Hampton, John B. Connally, Clifford M. Hardin, George P. Shultz, and Frederic V. Malek met in the Oval Office of the White House from 12:11 pm to 12:23 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 491-030 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 491-30

Date: May 5, 1971
Time: 12:11 pm - 12:23 pm
Location: Oval Office

Stephen B. Bull met with Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Cohn, Mr. and Mrs. U. Alexis Johnson, Dr.
and Mrs. Edward F. Knipling, Dr. and Mrs. Fred Leonard, Mr. and Mrs. George H. Willis,
Robert E. Hampton, John B. Connally, Clifford M. Hardin, George P. Shultz and Frederic V.
Malek.

     Federal Civilian Service Awards ceremony
          -Arrangements
                -Press
                -The Cohns and Shultz
                -The Kniplings
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                                      Tape Subject Log
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                -Hardin
                -The Leonards
                -The Willises
                -Connally
                -President's role
                -Presentation of awards
                -Group photograph

     [General conversation]

The President entered and the press entered and left at an unknown time after 12:11 pm.

     Presentation of awards
          -[Camera noise]
          -Cohn
                -Contributions
                      -Fiscal policy management
                      -Federal budget process
          -Johnson
                -Contributions
                      -Diplomacy
                            -Vietnam
                            -Okinawa
          -Knipling
                -Contributions
                      -Entomology
          -Leonard
                -Contributions
                      -Medical research
          -Willis
                -Contributions
                      -Financial statesmanship
                      -International monetary systems

     Group photograph

     Presentation of gifts
          -Presidential seal

     Oval Office
          -Decoration
               -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
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                                      Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 9/08)



                 -Carpet
                        -Color
                 -Ceiling
           -State gifts
                 -Korea
           -President's schedule
           -Executive Office Building [EOB] office
           -Seals                                                     Conv. No. 491-30 (cont.)

     Weather
         -Tulips

     Federal service
          -Years

     [General conversation]

The Cohns et al., left at 12:23 pm.

     Press photograph
           -Robert D. (“Bob”) Lee

Bull left at 12:23 pm.