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Start Date: 11-Jul-1973 12:09 PM

End Date: 11-Jul-1973 12:17 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Humphrey, Hubert H.Ford, Gerald R.Hanson, Arthur B.Timmons, William E.White House photographerMembers of the press

Recording Device: Oval Office

948-007.mp3

NARA Description:

On July 11, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon, Hubert H. Humphrey, Gerald R. Ford, Arthur B. Hanson, William E. Timmons, White House photographer, and members of the press met in the Oval Office of the White House from 12:09 pm to 12:17 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 948-007 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 948-7

Date: July 11, 1973
Time: 12:09 pm - 12:17 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Hubert H. Humphrey, Gerald R. Ford, Arthur B. Hanson, and William E.
Timmons. The White House photographer and members of the press were present at the
beginning of the meeting.

       [General conversation]

       Furniture in the Cabinet Room

              -Humphrey’s admiration         

                      -Muriel F. (“Buck”) Humphrey         

                             -Williamsburg furniture       


       [General conversation]

       Presentation of medallion to President 

              -[United States Capitol Historical Society] 

              -Design of medal         

                      -Capitol Building
                      -George Washington laying cornerstone
                      -“1776”
              -Cost of medal

       [General conversation]

       [Photo session]

       Spiro T. Agnew [?]

       Humphrey       

            -Vice presidency          


       Unknown man
                                      -13-

            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                               Tape Subject Log
                             (rev. November-2012)

                                                        Conversation No. 948-7 (cont’d)


US Bicentennial
      -Legislation
      -Need for celebration
      -City Tavern replica in Philadelphia
             -Terms of lease         

             -Marine Corps War Memorial Foundation 

             -Location         

             -Cost        

             -Gen. Robert E. Cushman, Jr. 


Presentation of gifts by President
       -Oval Office flags
       -Gifts to wives
       -Golf balls [?]
               -Humphrey’s schedule         

                       -University of Minnesota     


Humphrey’s schedule
     -Williams Scholarship Fund

Football
       -Minnesota versus Michigan
       -University of Minnesota team [?]
              -Legislation
       -University of Southern California 

              -Law School         

              -Rankings         

       -Nebraska
       -Rose Bowl         

              -University of Southern California, Nebraska 

              -University of Southern California       

                      -Previous Rose Bowl victory over Ohio State 

                             -Woody Hayes          

              -Nebraska         

                      -Previous Rose Bowl victory over Notre Dame

       -Washington Redskins          

                                               -14-


                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 


                                         Tape Subject Log 

                                       (rev. November-2012)

                                                              Conversation No. 948-7 (cont’d)

                     -George E. Allen        

                              -Upcoming season       

                              -Mark Mosely       

                              -Ken Houston        

                                    -Trade for Mack Allston and others
               -Minnesota Vikings        

                     -[First name unknown] Bloomberg [?] 

                     -Mascot         


       US Marine Corps

       Leave-taking

Humphrey, et. al., left at 12:17 pm.