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Conversation: 022-044

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Start Date: Wednesday, March 29, 1972 8:07 PM

End Date: Wednesday, March 29, 1972 8:15 PM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)MacGregor, ClarkHaldeman, H. R. ("Bob")

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:53:15

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:01:00


NARA Description:

On March 29, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, Clark MacGregor, and H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman talked on the telephone from 3:07 pm to 3:15 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 022-044 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 22-44

Date: March 29, 1972
Time: 3:07 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Clark MacGregor; H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman can be heard in the

[See Conversation No. 328-19]

          -MacGregor’s meeting with Southern Congressmen
              -Busing issue
                   -Members of the House
                   -Leslie C. Arends’s whip office
              -Joe D. Waggonner, Jr.
              -Thomas N. Downing
              -Gerald R. Ford
              -Richard H. Poff
              -Constitutional amendment
                   -Congressmen’s views
                   -Congressmen’s views
              -Court order
                   -Section 406 of five and ten year cleansing provisions


                               Tape Subject Log
                                 (rev. 10/06)

               -Waggonner Amendment
                    -Old and new busing order
          -Equal Educational Opportunities Act proposal
               -Waggonner Amendment
                          -Three Sisters Bridge opinion
                               -[Warren E. Burger]
                                     -Authority of Congress
                    -Administration support
                          -Ford and Poff support

International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case
      -Senate hearings
           -Report to the President
                 -James O. Eastland’s position
           -Latest developments
                       -Charles W. Colson
                       -Wallace H. Johnson
                 -Vote on termination
                       -Possible filibuster
                 -Continuation of hearings
                       -Republican Senators’ views
                       -Richard G. Kleindienst debate
                       -White House opposition
           -Senate Judiciary Committee
                 -MacGregor’s report to the President
                 -Harold S. Geneen testimony
                 -Additional witnesses
                       -Unknown secretary and unknown lawyer
                 -Termination of hearings
                       -Republican Senators’ views
                             -Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.
                             -Hugh Scott


                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)

                -Kleindienst confirmation
                     -White House position
                     -Edward M. Kennedy versus the President on the issue

Haldeman can be heard talking in the background.

               -Termination of hearings
                    -Number of votes needed
                          -MacGregor’s efforts
               -Public response
          -ITT confusion