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Start Date: Tuesday, April 27, 1971 8:40 PM
End Date: Tuesday, April 27, 1971 8:52 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Ehrlichman, John D.; Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob"); [Unknown person(s)];
Recording Device: Oval Office
Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:01:23
Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:13:23
On April 27, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, John D. Ehrlichman, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, and unknown person(s) met in the Oval Office of the White House from 4:40 pm to 4:52 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 488-022 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 488-22 36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 9/08) Date: April 27, 1971 Time: 4:40 pm - 4:52 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John D. Ehrlichman and an unknown man. President's schedule -Upcoming meeting with Federal Reserve Board officials The unknown man left at an unknown time before 4:52 pm. -Unknown meeting -Length Herbert W. Kalmbach's activities -Campaign contributions -Henry Ford II Paul Sontag [sp?] H.R. Haldeman was present at an unknown time after 4:40 pm. Ford Bernard J. ("Bunny") Lasker Edmund S. Muskie Haldeman left at an unknown time before 4:52 pm. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Lasker -Chefs -Madison Hotel Stock market -President’s view -Publicity -Level of activity -U.S. News & World Report President's meeting with Russell B. Long -Government reorganization 37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 9/08) -Republicans -Liberals -Compared with revenue sharing Revenue sharing -Republicans -Charles McC. Mathias, Jr. -Democrats Conv. No. 488-22 (cont.) -Liberals -Government reorganization -Stewart Alsop[?] Government reorganization -Department of Agriculture -John B. Connally -Andy Rouse -Proposals Economic policy -Connally's role -Administration spokesman -Paul W. McCracken -Statement -President’s view -Ronald L. Ziegler -Arthur F. Burns -George P. Shultz -McCracken -Connally’s role -Ehrlichman's role John A. Volpe -President's conversation with Haldeman -John N. Mitchell -Ambassador -Italy -Cabinet -Speaker Cabinet personnel -Italians -William T. Pecora 38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 9/08) -Unknown General Counsel -Possible appointments at Department of Health, Education, and Welfare -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Possible appointment -Volpe -Charles G. ("Bebe") Rebozo -Hispanics -Future meeting between Ehrlichman, Haldeman, and MitchellConv. No. 488-22 (cont.) -Department of Agriculture -Clifford M. Hardin -Tenure -Opposition -American Farm Bureau Federation -Unknown man -Qualifications -Connally -Rogers C.B. Morton -Rumsfeld's possible role -Public relations ability President's previous meeting with Lide A. Iacocca and Ford -Air bag -The President’s view -Seat belts -Development -Current problems -Administration’s position -Delay -Volpe -Administration's position -Seat belts -Regulations -Implementation -Peter M. Flanigan -Schedule Office of Emergency Preparedness -Directorship -George A. Lincoln -National Security Council [NSC] -Price Daniel -Agnew 39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 9/08) -Staff -Lincoln -Reassignment -Tenure -Henry A. Kissinger -Gen. Andrew J. Goodpastor -The President’s view -Politics Conv. No. 488-22 (cont.) -Ehrlichman’s concern -Directorship -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Public relations -Budget -Candidates President's schedule -Upcoming meeting with Elmer H. Bobst Ehrlichman left at 4:52 pm.