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Conversation: 724-006

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Start Date: 15-May-1972 5:06 PM

End Date: 15-May-1972 5:14 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Butterfield, Alexander P.Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")White House operatorNixon, Thelma C. ("Pat") (Ryan)

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:06:50

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:15:17

724a.mp3

724b.mp3

724c.mp3

NARA Description:

On May 15, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, Alexander P. Butterfield, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, White House operator, and Thelma C. ("Pat") (Ryan) Nixon met in the Oval Office of the White House from 5:06 pm to 5:14 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 724-006 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 724-6
                                               34

                        NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Jan-02)                  Conv. No. 724-5 (cont.)

Date: May 15, 1972
Time: 5:06-5:14 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield.

     George C. Wallace
         -Condition
               -Possibility of paralysis
         -Offer of services by the President
               -Dr. William M. Lukash
               -Facilities
         -Assailant
               -Race
               -Sex
               -Identity
         -Other victims
               -Alabama state policeman
         -Secret Service protection
         -Shooting
         -Other victims
               -Dora Thompson
                     -Wallace staffer
               -State policeman
               -Secret Service agent
         -Assailant
               -Apprehension

Butterfield left and H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at an unknown time after 5:06 pm.

     President's schedule
          -Blue Room reception
                 -Press coverage
                 -Possible public reaction
                 -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
                 -President's appearance
                 -Mrs. Nixon's schedule

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 5:06 and 5:10
pm.

[Conversation No. 724-6A]
                                             35

                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. Jan-02)                Conv. No. 724-6 (cont.)

[See Conversation No. 24-82]

[End of telephone conversation]

     President's schedule
          -Blue Room reception
                 -President's attendance
                       -Actions

The President talked with Mrs. Nixon between 5:10 and 5:13 pm.

[Conversation No. 724-6B]

[See Conversation No. 24-83]

The President conferred with Haldeman during the telephone conversation.

     Blue Room reception
          -Press coverage

[End of conferral]

[End of telephone conversation]

     President's schedule
          -Meeting with John B. Connally and John N. Mitchell

Haldeman left at 5:14 pm.