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Start Date: 10-Dec-1971 5:11 PM
End Date: 10-Dec-1971 5:34 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob"); Butterfield, Alexander P.;
Recording Device: Oval Office
Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:27:27
Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:52:49
On December 10, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, and Alexander P. Butterfield met in the Oval Office of the White House from 5:11 pm to 5:34 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 636-009 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 636-9 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: 5:11 pm - 5:34 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and Alexander P. Butterfield. Papers for signature Votes Postmaster General -Note Butterfield left at an unknown time before 5:15 pm. Position of unknown item -Picture of George Washington Stephen B. Bull Robert P. Griffin The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 5:11 pm and 5:15 pm. [Conversation No. 636-9A] [See Conversation No. 16-83] 17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 636-9 (cont.) [End of telephone conversation] William H. Rehnquist confirmation -Number of votes The President talked with Griffin between 5:15 pm and 5:17 pm. [Conversation No. 636-9B] [See Conversation No. 16-84] [End of telephone conversation] The President talked with the White House operator at 5:17 pm. Charles Evans Hughes [Conversation No. 636-9C] [See Conversation No. 16-85] [End of telephone conversation] Rehnquist confirmation -William E. Timmons Democrats -Speaking out The President talked with Rehnquist between 5:18 pm and 5:20 pm. [Conversation No. 636-9D] [See Conversation No. 16-86] [End of telephone conversation] Society -Pressures 18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 636-9 (cont.) Washington Post -Editorials -Joseph C. Kraft article on Rehnquist Stock market figures -Tax bill passage -Numbers -French -John B. Connally -Proposed deal Economy -Businessmen -Pay Board -Price Commission -State of economy -Connally -Henry E. Ford II -Public psychology -Unemployment -Predicted numbers -[Forename unknown] Murphy’s views -Auto production -Projected numbers -Lide A. Iacocca -Ford -Meetings -Social events with the Ford family -Iacocca -Business style -Influence -Congress -War The President's schedule -Key Biscayne -Timing -Weather -California -Temperature range for January -Santa Ana 19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 636-9 (cont.) -Preference for Key Biscayne -Washington -Christmas shopping -Staff -Cabinet -Camp David -Florida -California -Walter H. Annenberg -Palm Springs, Florida -California -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo -Proposed activities -Weather conditions Unknown person entered and left at an unknown time before 5:38 pm. Rehnquist confirmation -Comparison of close votes in the past -Justice Nathan Clifford, 1857 -Justice Stanley Matthews, 1881 -Justice Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, 1887 Bull entered at an unknown time after 5:20 pm. The President's schedule -Jerrold L. Schecter Bull left at an unknown time before 5:38 pm. Peace Corps -Timmons -Otto E. Passman -George P. Shultz -Call to Timmons -Presidential letter -Support of Committee bill -National Security Council [NSC] -Joseph H. Blatchford -Liberal Republicans -Letter from the President 20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 636-9 (cont.) -Possible maneuvering of bill -Shultz -Involvement -Timmons -Congress Budget -India -Aid -Shultz And Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Bureaucracy -Leaks Connally -Conversation with the President -Democrats Rose Mary Woods Haldeman left at 5:34 pm.