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Conversation: 519-004

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Start Date: 14-Jun-1971 11:56 AM

End Date: 14-Jun-1971 12:17 PM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)Peterson, Peter G.Dent, Harry S.Flanigan, Peter M.Bull, Stephen B.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:59:15

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:18:00




NARA Description:

On June 14, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Peter G. Peterson, Harry S. Dent, Peter M. Flanigan, and Stephen B. Bull met in the Oval Office of the White House from 11:56 am to 12:17 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 519-004 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 519-4

Date: June 14, 1971
Time: 11:56 am - 12:17 pm
Location: Oval Office

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


                                Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. 10/08)

Trade negotiations
     -Frederick B. Dent role
           -Bryce N. Harlow
                 -Acceptance of terms
                 -Wilbur D. Mills
                       -Quota bill effort                         Conv. No. 519-4 (cont.)
           -Roger Milliken
           -Division of industry
                 -F. B. Dent
           -Acceptance of terms
                 -Military concessions
                       -Melvin R. Laird
           -Tax on Japanese
           -Quota bill
                 -Effect of Harlow scenario
                       -President-Mills political battle
                 -Commitments from industry
                       -Dismissal of quotas
                       -Deal without commitments
                       -Explanation to industry
                       -Public relations
     -Reason for H. S. Dent-Peterson-Flanigan meeting
           -Possible meeting with President-John N. Mitchell-John B. Connally
           -Milliken’s desire for meeting with President
           -Meeting with Mitchell
     -David M. Kennedy in South Korea
     -Taiwanese position [on tariffs]
           -Number of categories
           -Imposition of terms
                 -Benefits to Japanese
     -Need for industry cooperation
           -Benefits of terms
                 -Election-year views
           -John W. Byrnes
     -Rollback of unfavorable terms
           -US position
           -Mills’ role


                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/08)

                       -Arrangements with Japanese
           -Military sales incentives
                 -South Korea
                 -Henry A. Kissinger input
           -US strategy
                 -Congressional support
                       -F. B. Dent                               Conv. No. 519-4 (cont.)
                       -[Robert C.?] Jackson role
                 -Milliken’s support
                       -Political situation
                       -Verbal support
                 -President’s position
                 -Need for action
                 -Agriculture forces
                       -South Carolina
                       -North Carolina
                 -Textile forces
                       -People’s Republic of China [PRC] trade
                       -Implementation of bill
                       -Mitchell role
                       -Long-term interests of various parties
                             -Congressional factions
                                    -Jacob K. Javits
                 -Effect of bill’s passage
                       -Shoe tariff
                 -Tariff terms
                       -Need for some progress
                       -Mills’ ideas

Peterson, et al. left and Stephen B. Bull entered at 12:15 pm

     President’s schedule
          -Robert A. Taft, Jr.
          -Helene (Colesie) Drown’s location

The President and Bull left at an unknown time before 12:17 pm

                             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/08)