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Start Date: 19-May-1972 4:05 PM
End Date: 19-May-1972 4:13 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Byrd, Robert C.; Ehrlichman, John D.; MacGregor, Clark; White House photographer; Bull, Stephen B.;
Recording Device: Oval Office
Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:50:12
Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:01:37
On May 19, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, Robert C. Byrd, John D. Ehrlichman, Clark MacGregor, White House photographer, and Stephen B. Bull met in the Oval Office of the White House from 4:05 pm to 4:13 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 726-013 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 726-13 Date: May 19, 1972 Time: 4:05 pm - 4:13 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Robert C. Byrd, John D. Ehrlichman, and Clark MacGregor; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings [Photograph session] -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins 49 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 726-12 (cont.) -Arrangements -Byrd's last visit -Vietnam -US withdrawal -Byrd's views Black lung bill -Memorandum to President from Caspar W. Weinberger and MacGregor -Costs per annum -“Budget-buster” -Byrd's views -MaGregor's report -Ehrlichman -Meeting with President -Talk with Byrd -President's signature -Announcement -Date -Arch A. Moore, Jr. -Meeting with Byrd -Announcement -President's decision -Announcement -Costs -Byrd's help -President's veto -Reason -Override in Congress -Likelihood -Re-introduction -Likelihood of passage -President's support -Byrd's meeting with President -Press statement -President's considerations -Presentation of case for bill -Decision by President -Date -Tone of meeting -Decision by President -Speculation -Call to Moore -Date 50 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 726-13 (cont.) -Time -Ehrlichman and MacGregor -Announcement of decision -MacGregor's role -Time Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:05 pm. Congressional leaders -Location Bull left at an unknown time before 4:13 pm. Black-lung bill -Byrd's meeting with President -Press statement -Moore's support for bill -Byrd's conversation and meeting with President -Call to office -Time -Congressional leaders meeting President's Soviet trip -Byrd's best wishes -Expected results -Vietnam -Effect in Congress Congressional leaders meeting -Byrd's presence Byrd and MacGregor left at 4:13 pm. The President left at 4:13 pm.