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Conversation: 765-020

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Start Date: 8-Aug-1972 12:17 PM

End Date: 8-Aug-1972 12:24 PM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)Patterson, FloydPatterson, Floyd (Mrs.)Patterson, JanenePatterson, JenniferCashen, Henry C., IIWhite House photographer

Recording Device: Oval Office


NARA Description:

On August 8, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, Floyd Patterson, Mrs. Floyd Patterson, Janene Patterson, Jennifer Patterson, Henry C. Cashen, II, and White House photographer met in the Oval Office of the White House from 12:17 pm to 12:24 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 765-020 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 765-20
Date: August 8, 1972
Time: 12:17 pm- 12:24 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Floyd Patterson, Mrs. Floyd Patterson, Janene Patterson, Jennifer
Patterson and Henry C. Cashen II; the White House photographer and members of the press were
present at the beginning of the meeting.

       Greetings and introductions

       Photograph session

       Floyd Patterson’s forthcoming fight [with Muhammad Ali]

                   -The President’s interview with Clifford Evans, June 30, 1972
             -Professional boxing
             -Amateur boxing
                         -Leading schools
                               -Duke University
                                     -Unknown person


                                           Tape Subject Log
                                             (rev. Nov-03)

                                 -West Virginia University
                                 -Syracuse University
                    -Archie Moore
                    -Joe Louis
                    -Floyd Patterson's career
                          -Example to young people

               -Cuff links
                     -Presidential seal

Floyd Patterson et al. left at 12:24 pm.