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Start Date: 26-Jul-1972 12:22 PM

End Date: 26-Jul-1972 1:38 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Ziegler, Ronald L.[Unknown person(s)]Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Sanchez, ManoloWoods, Rose MaryButterfield, Alexander P.White House operatorConnally, John B.

Recording Device: Oval Office

754-007.mp3

NARA Description:

On July 26, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, Ronald L. Ziegler, unknown person(s), H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Manolo Sanchez, Rose Mary Woods, Alexander P. Butterfield, White House operator, and John B. Connally met in the Oval Office of the White House from 12:22 pm to 1:38 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 754-007 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 754-7
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Date: July 26, 1972
Time: 12:22 pm - 1:38 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler.

     The President’s schedule

     John D. Ehrlichman
          -Press briefing
                -Budget message
                -References to Congress
                      -Spending

The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 12:22 pm and 12:26
pm.

[Conversation No. 754-7C]

     Unknown matter

[End of telephone conversation]

H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 12:26 pm.

     Ehrlichman
          -Press briefing
                -George P. Shultz
          -Potential as candidate
                -Work habits
          -Work habits
          -Compared to John N. Mitchell

     The President's schedule
          -Press conference
                -Thomas F. Eagleton

     1972 campaign
         -Ziegler's recent press briefing
               -Eagleton
                     -Health
                     -Republican response
                         -The President’s instructions to Clark MacGregor, Vice President
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                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. Oct-06)


                                 Spiro T. Agnew and others
                -Gary Hart's statement about release of personal information
                      -George S. McGovern
                      -Reciprocity
                          -1968 campaign
                          -Gen. Walter R. Tkach
          -Eagleton
                -Health
                      -Rose Mary Woods's conversation with Dr. Arnold A. Hutschnecker
                          -Calls to Hutschnecker about the President's health
                                 -Washington Post, Newsweek
                                 -Hutschnecker
          -Health of the President and Agnew
                -Ziegler's recent press briefing


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal returnable]
[Duration:    3m 17s  ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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     Hutschnecker
         -Appearance
         -Background
         -Conversation with Woods

     [Eagleton]
          -Psychiatrists
                -Public comments

Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 12:26 pm.


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[Personal returnable]
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                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. Oct-06)


[Duration:   18s    ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:36 pm.

     Eagleton
          -Appearance on the Today Show
               -Robert Abernathy's questions
                    -Candidates’ health
                    -Eagleton’s jugdment
                        -Informing McGovern
                    -Mental health
                        -Education public
                    -Frank M. Blair's comments

Woods entered at 12:36 pm.


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
[Personal returnable]
[Duration:    1m 25s  ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3

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     Eagleton
          -Health
                -Hutschnecker's views on electric shock treatment
                -Dwight D. Eisenhower's health
                -Lyndon B. Johnson's health
                -Hutschnecker's views on health
                     -Psychosomatic theory
                         -Christian Scientists
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                                     Tape Subject Log
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
[Personal returnable]
[Duration:    1m 23s  ]


Ziegler left at 12:45 pm.


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4

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      Los Angeles Times
           -Finances
                 -Kyle Palmer
                       -Retirement
                 -Chandler family
                 -Norman Chandler
           -Compared to Washington Post
                 -Political orientation


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 16m 49s    ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5

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      Agnew
          -Strengths
                -National Security Council [NSC] meetings
                -Comparison with William P. Rogers, Melvin R. Laird, Henry A. Kissinger
                -Political style
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                       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Oct-06)


Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 1:10 pm.

      Call from John B. Connally

Butterfield left at 1:10 pm.

Haldeman talked with the White House operator at 1:10 pm.

[Conversation No. 754-7A]

      Request for a call to Charles W. Colson

The President talked with Connally between 1:10 pm and 1:24 pm. Haldeman can be heard in
the background.

[Conversation No. 754-7B]

[See Conversation No. 27-80; three items have been withdrawn from the conversation]

Woods left at 1:12 pm.

[End of telephone conversation]


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 10
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration:    5m 4s   ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 10

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      Rogers
          -Reaction to comments
               -Kissinger and the President
               -Compared to the President
               -Compared to Herbert Brownell


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                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. Oct-06)



BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 4m 42s     ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7

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     Picture
          -Unknown woman

     The President's schedule
          -Press conference
                -Clothing

     Eagleton
          -Health
                -Press coverage
                     -Democrats

The President and Haldeman left at 1:38 pm.